Harsco Corporation is led by a strong and dedicated Board of Directors and senior management team. Their broad executive leadership experience exemplifies Harsco’s global outlook and commitment to diversified activities.

Board of Directors

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David C. Everitt was elected Non-Executive Chairman effective July 31, 2014 having previously served as Interim CEO during the period February - July 2014. Mr. Everitt recently retired as the co-leader of Deere & Company’s Agriculture and Turf Division, that company’s largest operating group. During his 37-year career with Deere & Company, he served as President - North America, Asia, Australia, Sub-Saharan and South Africa, and Global Tractor and Turf Products. Mr. Everitt also serves on the Board of Directors for Agrium Inc., Allison Transmission and Brunswick Corp.


James F. Earl is the Executive Vice President of Chicago-based GATX Corporation and President – GATX Rail International. He has served as an executive with GATX since 1988 and before that held management positions with two railroad companies, Soo Line Railroad and Southern Pacific Transportation Company. He is a past recipient of the Norman W. Seip Award for Industry Excellence in the rail finance industry. Mr. Earl serves on the Audit and Management Development & Compensation Committees.



Kathy G. Eddy is a Certified Public Accountant and a founding partner of McDonough, Eddy, Parsons & Baylous, A.C., a Parkersburg, West Virginia-based public accounting and financial services corporation. She served as Chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Board of Directors from 2000 to 2001 and has served on the AICPA's governing council and numerous committees. Ms. Eddy is Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.



Stuart E. Graham is Chairman of Skanska AB, one of the world's largest construction groups. His career includes more than four decades of worldwide experience in the infrastructure and construction industry, including executive management responsibilities for Skanska’s business units in the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong and Latin America. Mr. Graham is a member of the Audit and the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees. He is also Chairman of Talen Energy Corp.  Mr. Graham also serves on the Board of the Company's joint venture in the energy and infrastructure sectors, Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, in which Harsco holds an approximate 29 percent equity interest.



F. Nicholas Grasberger was elected to the Board in 2014 following his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Grasberger joined Harsco in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer and has held progressively responsible financial and operations executive positions throughout his career.  Prior to joining Harsco, Mr. Grasberger served as the Managing Director of the multinational Precision Polymers Division of Fenner Plc. Prior to joining Fenner, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Armstrong Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Armstrong World Industries, and later as CEO of Armstrong’s Building Products division.  Mr. Grasberger also serves on the Board of the Company's joint venture in the energy and infrastructure sectors, Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, in which Harsco holds an approximate 29 percent equity interest.



Terry D. Growcock is the retired Chairman of The Manitowoc Company, a diversified industrial company that serves the construction and food service industries. Mr. Growcock also serves on the Board of Directors of Harris Corporation and Carlisle Companies, Inc. and is a former Chairman of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, one of Wisconsin’s leading business associations. Mr. Growcock is Chair of the Management Development & Compensation Committee.



Elaine La Roche currently serves as Senior Advisor to China International Capital Corporation US, a Chinese financial services institution.  She previously served with JP Morgan Chase & Co., in Beijing, where she served as Vice Chairman, JP Morgan China Securities.  During her 30-year career as a financial services executive, Ms. La Roche has held a variety of roles including Managing Director of Morgan Stanley.  Ms. La Roche also serves as a director of Marsh & McLennan Companies and the China Construction Bank Corporation.



Phillip C. Widman recently retired as Senior Vice President and CFO of Terex, a global manufacturer of customer-driven solutions for a wide range of commercial applications including construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, manufacturing, transportation, energy and utility services.  Prior to that, Mr. Widman served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Philip Services Corporation, an integrated environmental and industrial services corporation.  Mr. Widman also serves as a director of Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc.



Corporate Officers

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F. Nicholas Grasberger serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and also serves as the interim leader of the Harsco Metals & Minerals segment.  Mr. Grasberger joined Harsco in 2013 from Fenner Plc, where he served three years as the Managing Director of their multinational Precision Polymers Division.  Prior to Fenner, Mr. Grasberger served in increasingly responsible roles at Armstrong World Industries, first as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and later as Executive Vice President, where he concurrently served as President of Armstrong's Building Products division.  He has also held positions as VP and Chief Financial Officer for Kennametal, Inc. and as Corporate Treasurer and director of the corporate planning process at H. J. Heinz Company.  He started his career with USX Corporation.  Mr. Grasberger holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.



Peter F. Minan was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective November 11, 2014.  He has an extensive background in global financial management acquired through a nearly 30-year career with KPMG.  He became a partner in 1993 and served as global lead partner for several multi-national Fortune 500 industrial and consumer audits.  His roles included National Managing Partner, U.S. Audit practice, and Partner in Charge, Washington/Baltimore Audit practice.  His most recent role was with Computer Sciences Corporation, where he served as Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit.  Mr. Minan has a degree in commerce from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant.



Scott W. Jacoby serves as Senior Vice President and Group President of the Harsco Rail group. Since joining Harsco in 1995, Mr. Jacoby has held senior operations management positions in the Harsco Rail and Harsco Industrial business groups. Mr. Jacoby began his career with Mack Trucks and is also a CPA.



Scott H. Gerson serves as Senior Vice President and Group President of the Harsco Industrial group. Mr. Gerson joined Harsco in 2005 as Chief Information Officer and was appointed to his current position in 2010. Mr. Gerson previously was with Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductor assembly and test equipment, where he served as IT director of their worldwide application services. He has also served in management capacities with Compaq Computers and TRW Inc.



Tony DeGregorio serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer overseeing Harsco’s global technology and information networks. Mr. DeGregorio joined Harsco in June 2013 as CIO for the Infrastructure division. He was named corporate VP and CIO in December 2013. Before joining Harsco, Mr. DeGregorio spent over two decades in information technology management.



Russell Hochman serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary.  Prior to joining Harsco in 2013, he served in senior legal roles with Pitney Bowes Inc. and leading law firms based in New York.  He holds a J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University and a B.A. from Cornell University.



A. James Howell serves as Vice President of Internal Audit. Based in the U.K., Mr. Howell began his career at Harsco in 1996 and has held several positions in the Internal Audit Department including Audit Manager and Interim Director. Prior to coming to Harsco, Mr. Howell spent five years with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). He is a U.K. Chartered Accountant.



Michael H. Kolinsky serves as Vice President – Treasurer, Tax and Risk Management. Prior to joining Harsco, Mr. Kolinsky served with Ernst & Young as a tax executive on multi-national and middle-market accounts. He holds a Masters of Taxation degree from Villanova University and is a CPA.



Tracey McKenzie serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Harsco in September 2014, Ms. McKenzie served as Global HR Vice President for JLG Industries, a leader in the manufacturing sector for advanced aerial lift systems.  While at JLG, she initiated and implemented global processes and procedures to foster employee engagement and development, while also advancing the company's objectives for Lean operational efficiency and continuous process improvement.  Ms. McKenzie previously held executive level HR positions in her native Australia, and worked at Pacific Scientific Aerospace (a division of Danaher).  She moved to the US in 2003, and holds an MBA from University of New England and a bachelor's in business administration from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).



Kathrine Rushefsky serves as Vice President, Human Resources Global Services.  Prior to joining Harsco, Ms. Rushefsky served as the Executive Director, Financial Planning and Analysis for Kaplan, Inc.  Previous to this, Ms. Rushefsky held leadership roles with progressive responsibilities with various public companies in the Logistics, Staffing, Real Estate and Canadian Brokerage industry.  She emigrated from Canada in 1995 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University and is a CPA.



Linda Toth serves as Vice President for Global Compliance and Ethics. Ms. Toth joined Harsco in 2013 as Director of Global Compliance and Change Initiatives. She was elevated to her current role in August 2014. Before joining Harsco, Ms. Toth spent over 25 years in progressively responsible roles with Armstrong World Industries, ultimately serving as Vice President of both Compliance and Corporate Communications. Her portfolio at Armstrong also included responsibility for elements of e-business, IT and Continuous Improvement, where she earned her Six Sigma Black Belt. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.



Jeremy Zahn serves as Vice President of Global Environmental, Health, Safety and Security. Prior to joining Harsco, Mr. Zahn held progressively responsible senior leadership roles with Newell Rubbermaid, ultimately serving as Corporate VP, Global Safety and Health for five of his eight years with the company. He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Safety & Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education, both from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.