People News: Koppers, TransdevWritten by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor
Koppers Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs Leigh Ann Richardson earns 2023 Women MAKE Award from The Manufacturing Institute. Also, Neal Krokosky joins Transdev as new Deputy General Counsel for Litigation.
Koppers on March 7 announced that Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs Leigh Ann Richardson has been honored with The Manufacturing Institute’s 2023 Women MAKE Award.
Richardson joins 129 other women across the country in receiving this distinction (formerly known as the STEP Ahead Awards) that, for more than a decade, has “honored women at all levels within the manufacturing industry who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their careers.”
According to Koppers, Richardson joined the company in 2015 to “support the safe, effective manufacture of pesticidal and non-pesticidal chemical products.” In her role, she is responsible for regulatory activities, such as managing all U.S. and Canadian pesticide registrations, developing Safety Data Sheets and product labels, and providing regulatory guidance to internal and external customers.
Richardson is a site representative for Koppers LINKwomen employee resource group and is committed to professional mentorship, particularly of fellow female employees. Within her community, she serves as local chapter leader of She RUNS This Town, a free running organization for women, and is involved in various charities related to childhood cancer, breast cancer and Down syndrome, among many others.
“Leigh Ann’s work is critical in furthering our company’s mission to create safe and responsible solutions for our customers,” said Koppers President and CEO Leroy Ball. “An exemplary contributor to our organization and to her community, we are proud that her positive impact is being celebrated in this way. On behalf of the entire Koppers team, we congratulate Leigh Ann on this well-deserved recognition.”
Transdev announced Feb. 21 that Neal Krokosky has joined its legal team as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation. He will be based out of the company’s Lombard corporate office.
An accomplished litigation attorney with nearly 15 years of experience working both an as associate attorney for boutique firms and as a corporate litigator for multinational brands, including Caesars Entertainment and Tupperware Brands Corporation, Krokosky’s legal experience includes collections, workers’ compensation, commercial, employment, personal injury, insurance and tax litigation cases.
“I look forward to Neal joining our team,” said Transdev General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer Randall Lewis. “He has a thoughtful approach when it comes to litigation and sees himself as a trusted business advisor who collaborates with clients to identify their goals and develop their legal strategy. This philosophy ties in well with our values at Transdev.”
“Neal’s previous experiences and successes, along with his results-oriented approach, make him a great complement to our legal team,” added Lewis.