Dan F. Smith
Mr. Smith serves as chairman of the boards of Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., Nexeo Solutions LLC, and Axip Energy Services LP. He is also a director of Northern
Tier Energy LLC. Mr. Smith served on the board of directors of Cooper Industries plc for twelve years. He began his career with ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company) in 1968 as an engineer. He was elected president of Lyondell Chemical Company in August 1994, chief executive officer in December 1996 and chairman of the board of directors in May 2007. Mr. Smith retired in December 2007 as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lyondell Chemical Company following the acquisition of Lyondell by Basell. Mr. Smith also served as chief executive officer of Equistar Chemicals, LP, from December 1997 through December 2007, and as chief executive officer of Millennium Chemicals Inc. from November 2004 until December 2007. He is a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council at Lamar University. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Lamar University with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering.