People: Compass Minerals International Inc (CMP)

CMP on New York Consolidated

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Francis Malecha

49 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Rodney Underdown

46 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Compass Minerals UK, Secretary

Steve Berger

2013 Senior Vice President - Corporate Services

Keith Espelien

2013 Senior Vice President - Specialty Fertilizer Division

David Goadby

58 2013 Senior Vice President - Strategy

Jack Leunig

2013 Senior Vice President - Operations

Robert Miller

2013 Senior Vice President - Salt Division, North America

Richard Grant

66 2013 Lead Independent Director

Bradley Bell

61 2003 Independent Director

David D'Antoni

69 2004 Independent Director

Eric Ford

58 2011 Independent Director

Perry Premdas

60 2004 Independent Director

Allan Rothwell

66 2006 Independent Director

Paul Williams

53 2009 Independent Director

Amy Yoder

46 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Francis Malecha

Mr. Francis J. Malecha is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Compass Minerals International Inc., since January 17, 2013. He has been a director of the Company since January 2013, when he was retained as President and Chief Executive Officer and appointed to the board of directors. Mr. Malecha joined Compass Minerals with more than 25 years of experience in agri-business. From 2007 through 2012, he served as Chief Operating Officer-Grain of Viterra Inc., a global agri-business company where he worked from 2000 to 2013 and also served as Senior Vice President—Grain and Vice President—Grain Merchandising & Transportation from 2000 - 2007. Viterra was acquired by Glencore International plc in December 2012, and Mr. Malecha was named Head of Agricultural Products, North America. At Viterra, Mr. Malecha's responsibilities included global grain merchandising, transportation, operations, commodity risk management, and international merger and acquisition activity. Prior to Viterra Inc., Mr. Malecha worked for fifteen years with General Mills, Inc. in the grain division.

Rodney Underdown

Mr. Rodney L. Underdown is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Compass Minerals UK, Secretary of Compass Minerals International Inc. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of CMP in December 2002, and has served as a Vice President of CMP since November 2001. In July 2011, Mr. Underdown was also appointed to Vice President – Compass Minerals U.K. division. Mr. Underdown has served as CMP’s Secretary since August 2005 and served as Treasurer from May 2006 to July 2011. Prior to November 2001, Mr. Underdown was a Vice President of Finance for the Salt Division of CMP’s former parent company from June 1998.

Steve Berger

Mr. Steve Berger is Senior Vice President - Corporate Services of Compass Minerals International Inc. He is responsible for human resources and information technology.

Keith Espelien

Mr. Keith Espelien is Senior Vice President - Specialty Fertilizer Division of Compass Minerals International Inc. Espelien joined Compass Minerals as vice president of consumer and industrial manufacturing in 2011 and has held leadership roles in operations, sales, and senior and general management throughout his 32-year career in the minerals industry.

David Goadby

Mr. David J. Goadby is Senior Vice President - Strategy of Compass Minerals International Inc. Prior to this position, he served as Vice President of CMP since August 2004, Vice President of CMI since February 2002 and as the Managing Director of Salt Union Ltd., the company U.K. subsidiary, since April 1994, under the management of Harris Chemical Group.

Jack Leunig

Mr. Jack Leunig is Senior Vice President - Operations of Compass Minerals International Inc. He is responsible for the company's mining, manufacturing, procurement, and environmental, health and safety functions.

Robert Miller

Mr. Robert D. Miller has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Salt Division, North America of Compass Minerals International Inc., effective November 1, 2013. Miller has more than 30 years of broad management experience in sales, marketing, transportation and logistics. He most recently served as U.S. country manager for Glencore, a Switzerland-based commodity trading and mining company, where he was responsible for developing the firm’s asset and trading presence in the U.S. and Mexico. He has also held leadership positions with Viterra, General Mills and Yakima Chief.

Richard Grant

Mr. Richard S. Grant is Lead Independent Director of Compass Minerals International Inc. From 1998 through 2002, Mr. Grant served as Chief Executive Officer of BOC Process Gas Solutions, a global business providing utilities and services primarily to the chemical, petrochemical and metals industries. Concurrently, he served as a director of the BOC Group plc and Chairman of CNC sa, a Mexican joint venture. Mr. Grant currently serves as a director of BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., a distributor of building products. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Grant served as a director of Distributed Energy Systems Corporation.

Bradley Bell

Mr. Bradley J. Bell is Independent Director of Compass Minerals International Inc since December 2003. Mr. Bell was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nalco Holding Company from November 2003 until his retirement in December 2010. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Bell served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rohm and Haas Company, an international manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Since 2001, Mr. Bell has served as a director of IDEX Corporation, a publicly traded global fluidics company.

David D'Antoni

Mr. David J. D'Antoni is Independent Director of Compass Minerals International Inc since November 2004. In September 2004, Mr. D'Antoni retired from Ashland, Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President and Group Operating Officer of APAC and Valvoline since March 2000. He also served as President of APAC from July 2003 until January 2004. Mr. D'Antoni has served as a director of State Auto Financial Corporation, an insurance holding company since 1995, and as a director of OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., a global provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and decorative and functional surfaces since 2004.

Eric Ford

Mr. Eric Ford is Independent Director of Compass Minerals International Inc since August 2011. Mr. Ford is the Chairman of Peabody Energy Corp.'s Australia Business Unit. Peabody Energy Corp. is the world's private-sector coal company and Mr. Ford has been an executive with the company since March 2007. Mr. Ford oversees strategic aspects of the Australia platform, including business direction, operational and commercial strategy and performance, and external stakeholder interaction. Prior to joining Peabody, he served as chief executive officer of Anglo Coal Australia Pty Ltd.

Perry Premdas

Mr. Perry W. Premdas is Independent Director of Compass Minerals International Inc since December 2004. Mr. Premdas was the Chief Financial Officer of Celanese AG and a member of its board of management from 1999 to 2004. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Premdas served as a Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Centeon LLC, a joint venture of Hoechst AG and Rhone Poulenc SA. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Premdas served as a director of Ferro Corporation, a global producer of technology-based performance materials for manufacturers and from 2008 to 2011 served as a director of Fresenius Kabi Pharmaceuticals Holding, Inc., an integrated pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets injectable pharmaceutical products. Since 2008, Mr. Premdas has served as a director of Balchem Corporation, an international specialty products manufacturer.

Allan Rothwell

Mr. Allan R. Rothwell is Independent Director of Compass Minerals International Inc since March 2006. In April 2006, Mr. Rothwell retired from Eastman Chemical Company where he served as Executive Vice President and President of its Voridian Division. Mr. Rothwell joined Eastman Chemical in 1969 and held various positions including Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy; President, Chemicals Group; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and President, Polymers Group. Mr. Rothwell has served as a director of OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., a global provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and decorative and functional surfaces since 2010.

Paul Williams

Mr. Paul S. Williams is Independent Director of Compass Minerals International Inc since June 2009. From April 2001 through April 2005, Mr. Williams served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Cardinal Health, Inc., a provider of products and services to healthcare providers and manufacturers. He also currently serves as a director of State Auto Financial Corp., an insurance holding company, and Bob Evans Farms, Inc., an owner and operator of restaurants. Mr. Williams has been a Partner and Managing Director with Lindsey & Africa, LLC, an executive recruiting firm, since April 2005, where he also serves as Director of Global Diversity Search, assisting legal organizations in enhancing their diversity. He is a well-respected leader in the area of diversity, frequently speaking on diversity-related issues.

Amy Yoder

Ms. Amy J. Yoder is Independent Director of Compass Minerals International Inc., since May 21, 2012. Ms. Yoder is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC. Prior to joining Arysta in 2010, Ms. Yoder's substantial experience included positions as a senior advisor to Atlas Advisors, LLC; President of the United Industries division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.; Vice President and General Manager for Biolab of Chemtura, Inc.; Vice President of the turf and specialty division of Nufarm Ltd.; President of the UAPTimberland division of United Agri Products; and North American brand manager, national sales manager, and local market manager at Monsanto.

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