In 2017, Mr. Smolik retired as the Senior Vice President – Americas Manufacturing at LyondellBasell Industries, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies. Prior to that assignment, Mr. Smolik was Vice President – Global Health, Safety, Environment and Operational Excellence at the company. From 2005 through 2009, he was Vice President – Global Downstream Health, Safety, Security and Environment at Royal Dutch Shell. Between 1975 and 2004, Mr. Smolik held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at The Dow Chemical Company before attaining his final position as Vice President, Global Environment, Health, Safety and Security. Mr. Smolik has been active with the American Fuels & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association and the American Chemistry Council. He serves on the Board of Directors for Ducks Unlimited Inc., the leading wetlands conservation organization in North America. He also serves on the University of Texas at Austin Engineering Advisory Board, is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Antwerp International School Foundation and is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Smolik received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.