Current Chief Financial Officer, Steve Schott, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the newly formed Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Equipment (AMME) Division, and Senior Vice President, Jim Coccagno, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the newly formed Core Carbon and Services (CCS) Division.
Replacing Steve Schott as CFO, will be Robert Fortwangler, currently the Vice President of Finance. Fortwangler joined the Calgon Carbon finance group in 2001. In 2008 he was promoted to Director of Finance, and held various positions including manager of planning, assistant controller and assistant treasurer. Fortwangler is a certified public accountant, and most recently led the company’s SAP reimplementation project.
Stevan R. Schott
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Stevan Schott (Steve) 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, chief financial officer with responsibility for all corporate financial functions.
Prior to joining Calgon Carbon, Steve spent eight years at Duquesne Light Holdings Inc., a conglomerate whose primary business was electric energy. During his eight-year 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
Senior Vice President – Asia, Global Procurement and Strategic Initiatives
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.
Vice President – Finance
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.