Edward (“Ed”) C. Dowling Jr. serves as president and CEO and is a member of the board of directors.

Rick Axthelm leads communications, corporate branding, government affairs, community engagement, and oversees natural resources and the company’s sustainability program.

As chief financial officer, Lorin Crenshaw is responsible for all aspects of financial management.

Gordon Dunn serves as chief operations officer and works to ensure reliable and safe production.

Mary Frontczak oversees all human resources and legal affairs for the company.

Jenny Hood leads our next-generation Fire Retardant business and has oversight of our global supply chain function, including the customer experience, integrated business planning, logistics and procurement teams.

Ben Nichols oversees the sales, product management and marketing functions for the company’s Salt and Plant Nutrition businesses.

Jonathan Rose serves as chief strategy officer and is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s five-year strategic plan and long-term strategic roadmap. He also leads the company’s IT department and research and development function.