Compass Minerals Adds Jenny Hood and Ben Nichols to Senior Management Team

Compass Minerals announces the promotions of Jenny Hood to chief supply chain officer and Ben Nichols to chief sales officer.

In her new role on the company’s senior management team (SMT), Hood will continue to lead the next-generation Fire Retardant business and will have oversight of the global supply chain function, including the customer experience, integrated business planning, logistics and procurement teams. Nichols, also joining the SMT, will now oversee the sales, product management and marketing functions for the company’s Salt and Plant Nutrition businesses.

During their tenure at Compass Minerals, Hood and Nichols have both held roles of increasing responsibility. Hood was most recently head of fire retardants and prior to that she was vice president, supply chain. Nichols was most recently vice president, commercial, and previously served as vice president, plant nutrition, and vice president, salt, consumer and industrial.

Hood holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Arts in technical writing from Christopher Newport University. Nichols has a Bachelor of Science in management and marketing from Baker University and a Master of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University.