Agricultural sciences firm FMC Corporation announced today that Carol Anthony (“John”) Davidson has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors, and will serve on the board’s Sustainability and Audit committees.

Mr. Davidson brings extensive board experience to his new role, currently serving on the board of directors of TE Connectivity and Legg Mason. Additionally, he has previously been a director at Allergan, Plc., DaVita, Inc., and Pentair, Plc., and served on the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which regulates and oversees the U.S. financial industry in the interest of investor protection and market integrity.  Davidson was also a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation, an organization that oversees the processes for setting financial accounting and reporting standards in the U.S. 

In terms of executive experience, Davidson has held leadership roles across multiple industries and functions covering finance and accounting, including the positions of Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Tyco International where he led financial reporting, internal controls and accounting policies and processes.  Prior to Tyco, Davidson held senior global leadership positions in finance and related disciplines at Eastman Kodak Company and Dell Computer Corporation.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co.

FMC’s Sustainability Committee’s responsibilities encompass the Corporation’s safety, environmental and sustainability programs. It reviews these programs (objectives, plans, and performance) and recommend actions, as necessary, to ensure continuous performance improvement and alignment with constituent expectations, both internal and external. The Committee also monitors program goals in light of market, environmental and social trends and expectations.

Mark Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer of FMC, said:

“We are honored to welcome John to the FMC Board of Directors. He brings extensive financial experience and broad capabilities in several critical areas, including risk, compliance, audit and accounting.  The Board looks forward to his engagement and contributions.”

Davidson said:

“I am pleased to join the FMC Corporation board at this important time. It has been exciting to see the transformation of this company over the last several years into a fast-growing agricultural sciences leader.  I look forward to working with the CEO, Mark Douglas, the directors and the management team in executing the company’s growth strategy and continuing to build long-term shareholder value.”