Leroy M. Ball is President and Chief Executive Officer of Koppers and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Under Leroy’s leadership as CEO, Koppers is focused on safely delivering customer-focused solutions through the development and application of technologies to enhance and preserve wood. Additionally, he has placed special emphasis on advancing the company’s people-focused culture.
Leroy 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, Leroy spent 10 years with Calgon Carbon Corporation, an international chemical company. During this time, he served as Controller before being named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2002. He also served as President of the company’s majority-owned Japanese joint venture. Previously, Leroy was employed with Carmeuse Lime Co./Dravo Corporation for nine years, where he held several positions in the finance area.
Leroy is a member of the Board of Directors for ATI Inc., Highmark Inc., and the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Active in the local community, he also serves as the Treasurer for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development Board of Directors and is a member of The Advanced Leadership Initiative (TALI) CEO Council.
In 2016, Leroy was honored with the Board Diversity Ambassador Award from 2020 Women on Boards, Pittsburgh. In 2018, he was selected as an Outstanding CEO by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In 2019, he was recognized with the Safety in Action ICON Award from DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability. Most recently in 2020, Leroy received the Chuck Cooper Foundation Leadership Award for a commitment to promoting diversity and making a positive community impact.
Leroy received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida International University and earned an MBA from Robert Morris University.
He resides in the Pittsburgh-area with his wife, Ginger, and is the proud father of two daughters, Leah and Ally.