Barry W. Perry
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ashland always solving
Barry Perry, 67, joined Ashland's board of directors in 2007. He is lead independent director, chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance & Nominating committee. Mr. Perry served as chairman and chief executive officer of Engelhard Corp. from 2001 to 2006. Prior to this, he held various management positions with Engelhard beginning in 1993. He was a group vice president with Rhone-Poulenc from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Perry also held a number of executive positions during his 22 years with General Electric Co. He is also a director of Albemarle Corp. and Arrow Electronics Inc.
Focus in oil industry