Stevan R. Schott
President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Schott joined Calgon Carbon in 2007 as Executive Director of Finance. In 2008 he was promoted to Vice President of Finance and was responsible for the company's U.S. and Asia accounting, tax, treasury, planning, and risk management functions, as well as all external financial reporting. In 2010 he was promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for all corporate financial functions. In 2015 Steve was promoted to Executive Vice President, Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Equipment. In this operational role, Steve also had responsibility for the company’s European operations, where Calgon Carbon is known as Chemviron.
Prior to joining Calgon Carbon, Steve spent eight years at DQE, Inc., a conglomerate whose primary business was electric energy. During his tenure, he held various positions including Controller, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Steve also spent 15 years at Deloitte & Touche where he was a senior manager in the auditing practice. Steve holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Duquesne University.
James A. Coccagno
Executive Vice President of Core Carbon and Services Division
James A. Coccagno (Jim) joined Calgon Carbon in September 2012 as Vice President - Global Procurement and Strategic Initiatives. He is responsible for the sourcing of all goods and services for Calgon Carbon around the globe. He is also responsible for corporate strategic projects, including M&A.
Prior to joining the Company, Jim held several positions of increasing responsibility in procurement, logistics, compliance, corporate communications, and corporate development at LANXESS Corporation, a specialty chemicals company, from 2004 to 2012. During his last assignment at LANXESS Corporation, Jim led the integration of three acquisitions in an eighteen month period. Jim began his career at Bayer Corporation in 1996 and remained there until 2004, working in supply chain management, sales, marketing, and procurement. Jim holds a B.S. in business logistics from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from The Citadel.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Robert Fortwangler (Bob) joined Calgon Carbon in 2001 as a Senior Accountant. In 2008 he was promoted to Director of Finance and held various positions including manager of planning, assistant controller and assistant treasurer. In 2013 he was promoted to Vice President, Finance and is responsible for the company’s U.S. and Asia accounting, tax, treasury, planning, and risk management functions, as well as all external financial reporting.
Prior to joining Calgon Carbon, Bob worked in public accounting for two years before entering corporate accounting with Dravo Corporation (now Carmeuse North Americas) as a Staff Accountant and their Regional/Plant Controller. Bob holds a B.S. in accounting from LaRoche College, an MBA from Robert Morris University along with his MST (Masters of Taxation). He also received his CPA from the state of Pennsylvania.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Whalen comes to Calgon Carbon from RTI, where he held the position of General Counsel & Senior Vice President of Government Relations.
Prior to RTI, Whalen was a practicing attorney in the Pittsburgh, PA office of Buchanan, Ingersoll and Rooney PC, where he represented public companies in the areas of corporate finance and corporate governance. He was also a member of the steering committee of the firm’s SEC Practice Group and a member of its Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. While employed at the firm, Whalen provided counsel in the matters of corporate governance, securities law compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.
Whalen has a Bachelor’s Degree from Grove City College, and his Juris Doctor from Penn State Dickinson School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Federal Regulation of Securities and Negotiated Acquisitions subcommittees, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, and the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.