Kim Ann Mink, Ph.D
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Kim Ann Mink, Ph.D. is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Innophos. Prior to joining Innophos in 2015, Dr. Mink served as Business President of Elastomers, Electrical and Telecommunications at The Dow Chemical Company from September 2012 to December 2015. Dr. Mink joined Dow in April 2009 as Global General Manager, Performance Materials and President/CEO ANGUS Chemical Co. (then a fully owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical). Prior to joining Dow, Dr. Mink was Corporate VP and Global General Manager, Ion Exchange Resins at the Rohm and Haas Company (now a fully owned subsidiary of Dow), where she spent more than 20 years serving in numerous senior roles with increasing responsibilities. Since March 2017, Dr. Mink serves as an independent director on the Board of PolyOne, a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, and is also a member of the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee. From September 2012 to December 2015, Dr. Mink served as a member of the Board of Advisors of Catalyst Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. From November 2012 to December 2016, she served as a member of the National Board of Trustees of the ALS Association. In addition, in 2014, Dr. Mink was named to STEMconnector's 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM. Dr. Mink received her B.A. in Chemistry from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Duke University. She is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business Management Program.
Lead Independent Director
Gary Cappeline is currently our Lead Independent Director. Mr. Cappeline currently serves as an Operating Partner of AEA Investors LLC, a private equity investment fund. Before joining AEA in 2007, Mr. Cappeline was president and chief operating officer of Ashland Inc., a diversified 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 Evoqua Water Technologies (a manufacturer of water purification equipment) and Swanson Industries (as chairman) (a mining equipment repair business). He previously served as: a board and executive committee member of the American Chemistry Council (a chemical industry trade association); a director of Unifrax Corporation (a manufacturer of high temperature insulation products); chairman and a director of Houghton International Inc. (a manufacturer of metal working fluids); a director of Shoes for Crews, LLC (a manufacturer of slip resistant footwear); a director of RelaDyne Inc. (a distributor of lubricants and fuels); and a director of Tampico Beverages Inc. (a manufacturer of fruit drinks). Mr. Cappeline earned BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering from the City College of New York.
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.
Peter T. Thomas
Peter T. Thomas has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Ferro Corporation ("Ferro"), a publicly-traded producer of specialty materials, since April 2013. Previously, he served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Ferro beginning in November 2012. Mr. Thomas was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ferro in April 2014. Prior to his appointment as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Ferro, Mr. Thomas served as the Operating Vice President of Ferro's Polymer and Ceramic Engineered Materials Group, which included its Polymer Additives, Specialty Plastics, Tile Coatings, Porcelain Enamel, and Pharmaceuticals businesses. Mr. Thomas joined Ferro in 1999 as Director of Sales for Polymer Additives. Prior to joining Ferro, from 1991 to 1999, Mr. Thomas held various positions at Witco Corporation, a specialty chemical company, including Vice President of the Oleochemical-Derivatives business unit, Vice President of Sales and Global Market Director. Mr. Thomas earned his BS in Chemistry from Duquesne University and his MBA from Loyola University.
Jim Zallie is a director of Innophos. Mr. Zallie serves as Executive Vice President Global Specialties and President North America and EMEA for Ingredion Incorporated, a global leader in ingredient solutions for food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical and other industrial markets, where he is also a member of the executive leadership team. Mr. Zallie joined Ingredion in 2010 with the acquisition of National Starch LLC , a company where he had worked for more than 27 years in various positions of increasing responsibility ,first in technical, then in marketing and international business management, and finally as President and CEO. Mr. Zallie holds masters degrees in food science and business administration from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science degree in food science from Pennsylvania State University.
Robert J. Zatta
Mr. Robert J. Zatta was the Acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. ("Rockwood"), a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, from July 2014 and April 2001, respectively, until January 2015. Mr. Zatta was instrumental in leading the transformation of Rockwood, which resulted in Rockwood's acquisition by Albermarle Corporation on January 12, 2015. Prior to joining Rockwood, Mr. Zatta spent twelve years with the Campbell Soup Company, where he held several significant financial management positions, including his final position as Vice President responsible for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. Prior to joining Campbell Soup Company in 1990, he worked for General Foods Corporation and Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. Mr. Zatta is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Merrimack College.