LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) on 2 January reported that Dan Greenwell has stepped down from his role as chairman and CEO. The company’s board has named Mark Behrman, formerly executive vice president and CFO, LSB’s president and CEO, effective immediately. Behrman has also joined the company’s board of directors.
Richard Roedel has been appointed chairman, and Cheryl Maguire, formerly v.p./finance, has been promoted to senior v.p. and CFO.
“I want to thank Dan for his leadership over the past three years,” says Roedel. “He led many critical initiatives that have resulted in improved performance of the company’s three facilities and have positioned LSB well for future improvement in profitability and cash flow.”
LSB manufactures nitric acid, sulfuric acid, and derivatives for the mining, agricultural, and industrial markets at facilities in Cherokee, Alabama; El Dorado, Arkansas; and Pryor, Oklahoma.
By Clay Boswell
Source: Chemical Week
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