Chief Executive Officer
Ed Sparks joined Grace as Chief Executive Officer in April 2023, as the company moves toward becoming the world’s leading specialty chemicals company. Prior to joining Grace, Ed was President, Titanium Technology and Chemical Solutions, a division of The Chemours Company.
He joined Chemours in 2015 and held a variety of leadership positions including being named President, Chemical Solutions at Chemours in 2018 and President, Fluoroproducts & Chemical Solutions in 2019.
Prior to joining Chemours, Ed spent 21 years at DuPont in a variety of roles across operations, technology, strategy sales and commercial leadership.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He became an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional in 2011 and previously served on the board of directors for the National Association of Manufacturers, and the American Coatings Association as well as the United Way of Southern Chester County, leading fundraising campaigns for education and crisis intervention programs.