Board Members

Dr. Kim Ann Mink, Ph.D
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Dr. Kim Ann Mink has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Innophos since December 2015, a director of Innophos since January 2016 and Chairman of the Board since February 2017. Prior to joining Innophos, she served as Business President of Elastomers, Electrical and Telecommunications at The Dow Chemical Company, or Dow Chemical, from September 2012 to December 2015. Dr. Mink joined Dow Chemical in April 2009 as Global General Manager, Performance Materials and President and Chief Executive Officer of ANGUS Chemical Co. (then a fully owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical). Prior to joining Dow Chemical, Dr. Mink was Corporate Vice President and Global General Manager, Ion Exchange Resins at the Rohm and Haas Company (now a fully owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical), where she spent more than 20 years serving in numerous senior roles with increasing responsibilities. From September 2012 to December 2015, Dr. Mink served as a member of the Board of Advisors of Catalyst Inc. 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. Since March 2017, Dr. Mink has served as a director of PolyOne Corporation, a publicly-traded global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. 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.

Gary Cappeline

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 chemicals 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.

Jane Hilk

Jane Hilk has over three decades of experience in executive positions within the food and beverage industry. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President and President of Kraft Foods, a publicly traded food marketer and manufacturer, from March 2013 to August 2015, and additionally as Chief Marketing Officer from January 2015 to August 2015. Prior to that she served in multiple roles at Kraft, including Senior Vice President of Kraft Foods' Oscar Mayer business unit (2008-2013), Vice President, Marketing, Cheese and Dairy business unit (2006-2008), and Vice President, Global Relationship Marketing (2004-2005). Ms. Hilk joined Kraft Foods in 1991 as Market Research Analyst, Frozen business unit. Prior to joining Kraft Foods, from 1987 to 1991, Ms. Hilk held various positions at the MARC Group, a global market research company. Ms. Hilk currently serves on the Board of Directors for Kar's Nuts, a privately held snack foods company based in Detroit, MI. Ms. Hilk earned her B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and her MBA from DePaul University, Chicago.

Linda Myrick

Linda Myrick is General Manager for the Oxygenates & Derivatives business of Arkema, Inc., a diversified chemicals manufacturer, a position she has held since October 2017. Previously, she was Program Director for Research & Development for American Air Liquide, Inc., a chemical industry company, a position she has held from January 2013 to October 2017. Prior to that, she was Group Manager for Research & Development for Air Liquide Sante International in Paris, France, and Vice President & General Manager for Scott Specialty Gases, Inc., which was acquired by Air Liquide in 2007. Before joining Scott in 2004, she served as an independent member of the Board of Directors of Berwind Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. From 2001 to 2003, she held various executive management positions with Rhodia, Inc., including Vice President & General Manager, North America for Home, Personal Care & Industrial Ingredients, and Vice President & General Manager, North America for Specialty Phosphates. Prior to joining Rhodia, Ms. Myrick held a number of positions in marketing, strategic planning and business management with FMC Corporation. Ms. Myrick earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Karen Osar

Karen Osar was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chemtura Corporation, a specialty chemicals manufacturer, from 2004 to 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 Chief Financial Officer 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 publicly-traded bank holding company, and SAPPI Ltd., a leading global producer of paper and chemical cellulose based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ms. Osar received a BA in Latin American Studies from Smith College and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.

John M. Steitz

John Steitz has been the Chief Executive Officer of Addivant Corporation, a global supplier of antioxidants, intermediates, inhibitors, modifiers, UV stabilizers and other additives to the plastic and rubber industries, since March 2015. Before joining Addivant, Mr. Steitz served as President and Chief Operating Officer of PQ Corporation, a worldwide producer of specialty inorganic performance chemicals and catalysts, from October 2013 until March 2015, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Avantor Performance Materials, a global supplier of life sciences materials, from September 2012 to September 2013. Previously, he served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility with Albemarle Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company, from 2000 through August 2012, including President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Albemarle, Mr. Steitz spent twenty years at Mallinckrodt, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, holding a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President and General Manager of Mallinckrodt's pharmaceutical chemicals division. Since February 2017, Mr. Steitz has served as a director of Tredegar Corporation, a publicly-traded manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions. Mr. Steitz holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the Southern Illinois University.

Peter T. Thomas
Lead Independent Director

Peter Thomas is currently our Lead Independent Director. Peter Thomas has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Ferro Corporation, a publicly-traded producer of specialty materials, since April 2013. Previously, he served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Ferro Corporation beginning in November 2012. Mr. Thomas was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ferro Corporation in April 2014. Prior to his appointment as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Ferro Corporation, Mr. Thomas served as the Operating Vice President of Ferro Corporation'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 Corporation in 2000 as Director of Sales for Polymer Additives. Prior to joining Ferro Corporation, 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.

Robert J. Zatta

Robert Zatta served as the Chief Financial Officer of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., a publicly-traded specialty chemicals company, from March 2001 until January 2015, when Rockwood Holdings, Inc. was acquired by Albemarle Corporation. From July 2014 until January 2015, he also served as the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining Rockwood, he 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. Since March 2017, Mr. Zatta has served as a director of Nexeo Solutions, Inc., a publicly-traded global chemicals and plastics distributor. Since December 2015, Mr. Zatta has served on the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of Merrimack College. Also, since December 2017, Mr. Zatta has served on the Advisory Board of the Silberman College of Business-Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Zatta has a BS in Business Administration from Merrimack College and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.