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Leroy M. Ball

Leroy M. Ball

President and Chief Executive Officer

Leroy M. Ball is President and Chief Executive Officer of Koppers and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Under Mr. Ball's leadership, Koppers is focused on safely delivering customer-focused solutions primarily through the development and application of technologies to enhance wood.

Mr. Ball joined Koppers in September 2010 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, providing oversight for the finance, treasury, information technology, and investor relations functions. From May to December 2014, he held the role of Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for the company’s global business operations. He was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2015.

Prior to Koppers, he spent 10 years with Calgon Carbon Corporation serving as Controller and Chief Financial Officer, and previously was employed with Carmeuse Lime Co./Dravo Corporation for nine years.   

Mr. Ball received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida International University and earned a master’s degree in business administration from Robert Morris University.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.  A champion of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Mr. Ball is a Board Member and served as the 2017-18 Allegheny County Campaign Chair and Co-Chair of the Helping Families Thrive Investment Strategy and Action Plan Committee.  He also serves as a Trustee of Robert Morris University.