Narwold is currently EVP, chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary at Albemarle Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine and refining catalysts. Throughout her career, she has held roles of increasing leadership responsibility at several organizations, including Albemarle, Symmetry Advisors and Symmetry Holdings, Barzel Industries and GrafTech International, Ltd.
Prior to her retirement in 2014, Gulyas was president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company’s performance polymers business, which included the company’s engineering polymers, elastomers and films business units. Previously, she held other key roles with the organization, including chief marketing and sales officer, group VP of the company’s electronics and communications business, and VP and GM of the company’s advanced fibers business.
“We are excited to welcome and gain the perspectives of these two outstanding new board members,” said Michael Wilson, Ingevity’s president and CEO. “Karen has extensive experience in complex strategic transactions, governance and financial and capital structure planning, as well as significant experience in risk identification, mitigation and management. Diane has deep experience in engineering, manufacturing, marketing and international operations from her long and successful career with one of the world’s largest chemical companies. Their counsel will be a great asset to Ingevity as we advance our strategic initiatives and pursue our growth agenda.”