Frederic M. Poses has served as CEO and Partner of Ascend Performance Materials, a private manufacturer of nylon related chemicals, resins and fibers for commercial and industrial products, since June 2009.

From 1999 to 2008, he was Chairman and CEO of Trane (previously American Standard Companies), a global manufacturer and provider of air conditioning systems and services, vehicle control systems and bathroom and kitchen fixtures and fittings. From 1998 to 1999, he served as President and COO at AlliedSignal. Before joining AlliedSignal in 1969, Frederic spent two years in Peru with the Peace Corps.

In addition, Frederic has served as the non-executive Chairman of the Tyco Electronics Board of Directors since its inception in June 2007. He is a Director of Raytheon Company, Chairman of the Board of the National Center for Learning Disabilities and a trustee of the Eagle Hill School, the 92nd Street Y and the Central Synagogue.

Frederic received a BA from New York University.