PQ Group Holdings Announces Election of Susan F. Ward to Board of Directors

PQ Group Holdings

MALVERN, PA — PQ Group Holdings Inc. (NYSE: PQG), a leading integrated and innovative global provider of specialty catalysts, materials, chemicals and services, announced that Susan F. Ward has been elected as a member of its Board of Directors and Chair of its Audit Committee effective June 1, 2020.

A respected accounting professional, Ms. Ward spent 27 years serving in a variety of roles at United Parcel Service, Inc., most recently as its Chief Accounting Officer from 2015 until her retirement in 2019. Prior to her tenure at UPS, Ms. Ward spent 10 years at Ernst & Young in Assurance Services. She was elected to serve as a member of our Board of Directors as a result of her years of experience as a senior financial executive of a multi-national business, as well as her public accounting experience.

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“Susan is a talented and insightful professional who brings a wealth of experience to our Board and our Audit Committee,” said Belgacem Chariag, Chairman, President and CEO of PQ. “I look forward to working closely with Susan as she will play a key role in helping us to build value for PQ’s shareholders.”

“I am honored by the opportunity to serve on PQ’s Board,” Ms. Ward said. “I am looking forward to getting to work with my fellow Board members and the management team at PQ.”

Ms. Ward holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University and an MBA from Fordham University. She also attended the Leadership & Strategic Impact Executive Program at the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business. She also serves on the board of directors and audit committee of Saia Inc., a leading carrier that provides less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, distribution and consolidation and logistics services.

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