Chris Yandell


Chris Yandell joined Compass Minerals as head of lithium in November 2021. In this role, Mr. Yandell leads the development of the company’s lithium resource and coordinates the implementation of the company’s lithium strategy.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Yandell spent more than 15 years working at Albemarle Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company and producer of lithium, bromine and catalyst solutions, gaining broad-based leadership experience in operations, commercial, supply chain and strategic planning. Most recently with Albemarle, he served as chief commercial officer for refining catalysts and previously as vice president of lithium operations. Prior to his time at Albemarle, he served in operations and engineering positions with Praxair Inc., since acquired by Linde plc, and BASF.

A former non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Yandell earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and Master of Business Administration, both from Louisiana State University.