Compass Minerals Names Senior Vice President, Plant Nutrition

Brad Griffith has been appointed senior vice president, plant nutrition, effective Aug. 29, 2016.

Griffith will lead Compass Minerals’ plant nutrition division and deliver on the division’s growth and profitability objectives. Griffith will work with the plant nutrition team to drive product innovation, strengthen customer relationships, and build improved sales and distribution strategies.

“Brad is a strong leader and a welcome addition to the Compass Minerals Senior Management Team,” says Fran Malecha, president and CEO of Compass Minerals. “His proven ability to drive sales and profitability in the agriculture market will be a valuable asset to the company.”

Griffith comes to Compass Minerals from Monsanto and brings valuable agriculture marketing experience in the areas of product development, new product commercialization, sales and marketing, and global strategy. He was at Monsanto since 2008, most recently as vice president, global strategic accounts where he was responsible for fostering relationships with key customers. Previously Griffith had a lengthy career in pharmaceutical and medical sales, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently at Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as pilot lead.

Griffith holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He earned his MBA from Washington University, John M. Olin School of Business in St. Louis, Missouri.