Peter T. Thomas
Peter Thomas is currently our Lead Independent Director. Peter Thomas has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Ferro Corporation, a publicly-traded producer of specialty materials, since April 2013. Previously, he served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Ferro Corporation beginning in November 2012. Mr. Thomas was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ferro Corporation in April 2014. Prior to his appointment as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Ferro Corporation, Mr. Thomas served as the Operating Vice President of Ferro Corporation’s Polymer and Ceramic Engineered Materials Group, which included its Polymer Additives, Specialty Plastics, Tile Coatings, Porcelain Enamel, and Pharmaceuticals businesses. Mr. Thomas joined Ferro Corporation in 2000 as Director of Sales for Polymer Additives. Prior to joining Ferro Corporation, from 1991 to 1999, Mr. Thomas held various positions at Witco Corporation, a specialty chemical company, including Vice President of the Oleochemical-Derivatives business unit, Vice President of Sales and Global Market Director. Mr. Thomas earned his BS in Chemistry from Duquesne University and his MBA from Loyola University.