Oct 1 Commercial silica maker U.S. Silica
Holdings Inc named Donald Merril as chief financial
officer, replacing William White who will retire on Dec. 31.
Merril, who joins Frederick, Maryland-based U.S. Silica as
the vice-president of finance effective immediately, served
Myers Industries Inc as its CFO from January 2006 to
Brian Slobodow, chief administrative officer of U.S. Silica,
will also resign, effective Oct. 7, to become an operating
executive of Golden Gate Capital or one of its affiliates, U.S.
The company's shares, which have lost about 39 percent of
their value in the past six months, were slightly down at $13.52
in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.