Chief Executive Officer and Director
Randolph Gress is Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Innophos. Mr. Gress joined Rhodia in 1997 and became Vice President and General Manager of the sulfuric acid business. He was named global President of Specialty Phosphates (based in the U.K.) in 2001. Prior to joining Rhodia, Mr. Gress spent fourteen years at FMC Corporation where he worked in various managerial capacities in the Chemical Products, Phosphorus Chemicals and Corporate Development groups. From 1977 to 1980, Mr. Gress worked at Ford Motor Company in various capacities within the Plastics, Paint and Vinyl Division. Mr. Gress earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Gary Cappeline is a director of Innophos. Mr. Cappeline currently serves as an Operating Partner of AEA Investors LLC, a private equity investment fund headquartered in New York City. Before joining AEA in 2007, Mr. Cappeline was president and chief operating officer of Ashland Inc., a diversified chemical company, to which he returned in 2002 after service as a senior executive in the chemical sectors at Engelhard Corporation and Honeywell International. He also served as chemical industry partner at Bear Stearns Merchant Bank. Mr. Cappeline currently serves on the board of directors of Unifrax Corporation (a manufacturer of high temperature insulation products), Houghton International (a manufacturer of metal working fluids), Shoes for Crews LLC ( a manufacturer of slip resistant footware), and RelaDyne Inc. (a lubricant and fuels distributor). He previously served as a board and executive committee member of the American Chemistry Council, a chemical industry trade association.
Amado Cavazos is a director of Innophos. Mr. Cavazos retired from Du Pont, S.A. de C.V.’s Coatings Businesses in Mexico and Central America in 2003 after holding numerous management and executive positions since 1968. From 2000 to 2003 (and from 1996 to 1997), Mr. Cavazos was Director of Coatings Businesses for Mexico and Central America. He was Group Director of Du Pont Mexico from 1993 to 1995 and Director of Corporate Planning from 1988 to 1993. During this time he represented Du Pont on the several Boards of Directors; Nylon de México, Tetraetilo de México, Química Fluor, and Industrias Tecnos. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Cavazos was Group Director/General Manger for Du Pont Mexico and for three of its joint ventures, reporting directly to the Boards of Directors (Pigmentos y Productos Químicos, La Domincia, and Química Fluor).. Mr. Cavazos earned a B.S. in Engineering from University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Instituto Technológico y de Estudio Superiores de Monterrey.
Linda Myrick is a director of Innophos. Ms. Myrick was elected to the board of directors of Holdings on October 30, 2006. Ms. Myrick is Group Manager for Research & Development for Air Liquide Sante International in Paris, France. Previously, she was Vice President & General Manager for Scott Specialty Gases, Inc., which was acquired by Air Liquide in 2007. Before joining Scott Specialty Gases in 2004, she served as an independent member of the board of directors of Berwind Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., West Point, PA and from 2001 to 2003 held various executive management positions with Rhodia, Inc. including Vice President & General Manager, North America, Home, Personal Care & Industrial Ingredients, and, until September 2002, Vice President & General Manager, North America (US and Canada), Specialty Phosphates. Prior to joining Rhodia, Ms. Myrick held a number of positions in marketing, strategic planning and business management with FMC Corporation, Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Myrick earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Karen Osar is a director of Innophos. Ms. Osar was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chemtura Corporation, a $4.0 billion specialty chemicals manufacturer headquartered in Connecticut from 2004 through Chemtura's formation in 2005 (and from 2004 was Executive Vice President of a predecessor company) until her retirement in March 2007. From 1999 through 2003, she served first as Chief Financial Officer of Westvaco Corporation and subsequent to its merger with Mead Corporation in 2002, Senior Vice President and CFO of MeadWestvaco Corporation, primarily a provider of packaging solutions and products to major branded goods manufacturers. She also held the position of Vice President and Treasurer of Tenneco, Inc., an industrial conglomerate, from 1994 to 1999. Previously she served as Managing Director, Investment Banking, at JP Morgan and Company. Ms. Osar currently serves as a director of Webster Financial Corporation, a bank holding company, since 2006 and SAPPI Ltd., a global pulp and paper company whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
John M. Steitz
John Steitz was elected a director of Innophos on February 11, 2009. Mr. Steitz is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Albemarle Corporation, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals, including polymer additives, catalysts and fine chemicals, a position he has held since 2007, having previously served as Albemarle’s Senior Vice President, Global Business Operations. Prior to joining Albemarle in 2000, Mr. Steitz was Vice President and General Manager of Mallinckrodt Incorporated’s Pharmaceutical Chemicals Division.
Stephen Zide is a director of Innophos. Mr. Zide has been a Managing Director of Bain Capital since 2001 and affiliated with the firm since 1997. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Zide was a Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners, a private equity firm in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Zide was a partner at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a founding member of the New York office and specialized in representing private equity and venture capital firms. Mr. Zide is also a director of The Weather Channel, HD Supply, Inc., Edcon Ltd, Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. and Sensata Technologies B.V.