The Compass Minerals leadership team is dedicated to our employees and our customers. Helping to keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives every day aren’t just buzzwords. This is the core purpose that drives our senior leadership team.
Edward C. Dowling Jr.
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Edward (“Ed”) C. Dowling Jr. serves as president and CEO and is a member of the board of directors.
CHIEF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER
Rick Axthelm leads communications, corporate branding, government affairs, community engagement, and oversees natural resources and the company’s sustainability program.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
As chief financial officer, Lorin Crenshaw is responsible for all aspects of financial management.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Gordon Dunn serves as chief operations officer and works to ensure reliable and safe production.
CHIEF LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER AND CORPORATE SECRETARY
Mary Frontczak oversees all human resources and legal affairs for the company.
CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER
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.
CHIEF SALES OFFICER
Ben Nichols oversees the sales, product management and marketing functions for the company’s Salt and Plant Nutrition businesses.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
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.