Leadership
Shane D. Fleming

Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Cytec Industries

Shane Fleming is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cytec Industries Inc. He previously served as President of Cytec Specialty Chemicals and was elected to Cytec’s Executive Leadership Team in September 2004.

Shane began his career in 1983 as a technical service engineer for American Cyanamid’s mineral processing chemicals business in Salt Lake City, Utah. Over the next 10 years, he held assignments as a Sales Engineer and Regional Metallurgist and in sales management and leadership positions. With the formation of Cytec Industries in 1993, he was appointed General Manager of Cytec Australia to guide the start-up of this operation. In 1998, he was named Vice President Asia Pacific to lead Cytec’s rapidly expanding chemical operations in Asia and the South Pacific. He was assigned to lead the Phosphine & Phosphorus Specialties business in August 2000 and added responsibility for Mining Chemicals in 2002, while also serving as President, Cytec Canada, and President, Cytec Asia Pacific.

Shane holds a BS in fuels engineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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David M. Drillock

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Cytec Industries Inc.

David Drillock is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cytec Industries Inc. and serves as a member of Cytec’s Executive Leadership Team. He has responsibility for Cytec’s worldwide accounting, tax and treasury functions as well as for investor relations.

Dave began his career at American Cyanamid Company in 1978, and served in positions of progressive responsibility in the accounting organization. In 1986, he was appointed Controller of Applied Solar Energy Corporation, a publicly held company, two-thirds owned by Cyanamid. He became Chief Financial Officer for the Applied Solar Energy Corporation in 1988 and served in that capacity until his appointment to Controller of the Industrial Performance Products Division in June 1990. Dave served in that capacity, with increasing responsibilities, until he was named Controller of Cytec in December 1993. He became a Vice President in 2002 and in May 2007 was appointed Vice President Finance, and Chief Financial Officer.

Dave earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Rutgers University in 1982 and is certified in management accounting and financial management.

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William N. Avrin

Vice President, Corporate and Business Development, Cytec Industries Inc.

William N. Avrin is Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Cytec Industries Inc. and is a member of Cytec’s Executive Leadership Team. He also leads the business development effort in Industrial Materials and the enterprise-wide business development center of competency. As Vice President of Corporate & Business Development, Bill has been instrumental in designing Cytec’s strategic planning process, and has been actively involved with the majority of the acquisitions and divestitures that Cytec has undertaken. Bill began his career in 1977 with American Cyanamid Company in sales for Process Chemicals. He served in various marketing and business management positions with Process Chemicals, Paper Chemicals, and Polymer Additives until 1992, when he was named Vice President and General Manager of the Polymer Additives business. Bill assumed additional responsibility as Vice President and General Manager, Cytec – Latin America in 1994, and served in that capacity until 1997. He was then appointed Vice President and General Manager of the global Paper, Water Treating and Mining Chemicals businesses and concurrently served as President, Cytec – Asia Pacific. During this period, he was also appointed a director of Mitsui Cytec, Ltd., a joint venture with Mitsui Toatsu Chemicals in Japan. Bill earned his B.A. degree in chemistry from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago.

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Regina Charles

Vice President, Human Resources, Cytec Industries Inc.

Regina Charles is Vice President of Human Resources for Cytec Industries. Regina, who joined Cytec in 2008, is also a member of Cytec’s Executive Leadership Team. In her role as head of Human Resources, Regina works with Cytec leadership and the global Human Resources community to accelerate Cytec’s growth, to achieve strategic business objectives, to implement organizational effectiveness tools and processes and to address employee service needs. Regina previously had senior human resources responsibilities at E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company, and was Chief Human Resources Officer for DuPont Electronic and Communication Technologies Platform. She had previously gained experience within DuPont as Director of Global People Managing Processes and as Director of Global Human Resources, DuPont Nylon. Regina also has had experience from 13 years of Human Resources leadership at the Xerox Corporation in the areas of Compensation, Benefits, EEO & Diversity, Total Quality and Shared Services. Regina received a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Hampton University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Pace University.

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William G. Wood

President, Cytec Engineered Materials

William Wood is President, Cytec Engineered Materials, a business unit of Cytec Industries Inc. Bill has 20 years experience in the advanced materials industry. He began his early career with ICI Fiberite, where he held various positions within engineering, manufacturing and plant management. For the past seven years, Bill has been a member of the Senior Management team, and has had general management assignments with four strategic business units. Most recently, he was the Business Vice President of Commercial, responsible for sales, technical service and program management. Prior to this position, Bill led CEM’s European business unit as General Manager. Bill received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1984 from University of Utah, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and an M.B.A. from University of Phoenix in 1996.

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Michael Radossich

President, Cytec Specialty Chemicals

Michael Radossich is President, Specialty Chemicals for Cytec Industries Inc. Michael has more than 20 years’ experience in global commercial and business management roles.  Michael's most previous role was the Vice President, Safety Health and Environment, responsible for leading Cytec’s SH&E organization to deliver strategic, well aligned enterprise-wide solutions and initiatives with an ultimate goal of achieving and maintaining world-class SH&E performance. He had responsibility for global safety standards, procedures, protocols and improvement plans working directly with our SH&E organization, manufacturing leadership and other stakeholders. Michael began his professional career at Cytec Industries Inc. in 1995. After serving in positions of progressive responsibility in the engineering, manufacturing and sales organizations, he was appointed to the role of Business Manager for Coating Specialties in 2001. He became Manager for Corporate and Business Development in 2002 and served in that capacity until he was appointed global Business Director of Emulsion Polymers & Specialties in 2003. He served in that capacity, with increasing responsibilities, until he was named Vice President of Sales for Additives, Adhesives & Specialties in 2005. In 2006, he was named Vice President for the Technical Adhesives product line. In 2009, he was named Vice President for Global Engineering Operation and he remained in that role until 2010, when he has appointed Manufacturing Cluster Leader with full oversight responsibility for four global manufacturing sites. Michael earned a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University and holds a Masters Degree in Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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Roy Smith

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Cytec Industries Inc.

Roy Smith is Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Cytec Industries Inc. He is also a member of Cytec’s Executive Leadership Team. Roy began his career at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, a New York City law firm, and joined American Cyanamid Company’s legal department in 1992.

After the spin-off of Cytec in 1993 as a separate, independent company, he joined Cytec’s legal department, where he was promoted to Senior Counsel in 1996, Assistant General Counsel in 1998, and Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2002.

Roy received his law degree from Columbia University, where he was a member of the Law Review, and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs.

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