Speciality ingredients manufacturer Innophos has appointed Dr Kim Ann Mink as Chief Executive and President, effective 14 December. She succeeds Randolf Gress, who is retiring from the company after 11 years.
Gress will continue to serve as Chairman during a transition period of approximately three months.
Gary Cappeline, Lead Independent Director of the Innophos Board, said: 'We look forward to working with Kim Ann to execute our growth strategies and implement our operating efficiency initiatives in order to build on Innophos' position as a leading producer of speciality grade phosphate and deliver enhanced value to our shareholders.'
Mink has been Business President of Elastomers, Electrical and Telecommunications at The Dow Chemical Company since September 2012. She joined Dow in April 2009 as Global General Manager, Performance Materials and President/CEO Angus Chemical (then a fully owned subsidiary of Dow).
Prior to joining Dow, 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.
Innophos is a producer of performance-critical and nutritional speciality ingredients, with applications in food, beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceutical, oral care and industrial end markets.