OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP) has appointed Brad Griffith senior vice president, plant nutrition, effective Aug. 29, 2016.
Griffith will lead Compass Minerals’ plant nutrition division and deliver on the division’s growth and profitability objectives. Griffith will work with the plant nutrition team to drive product innovation, strengthen customer relationships, and build improved sales and distribution strategies.
“Brad is a strong leader and a welcome addition to the Compass Minerals Senior Management Team,” says Fran Malecha, president and CEO of Compass Minerals. “His proven ability to drive sales and profitability in the agriculture market will be a valuable asset to the company.”
Griffith comes to Compass Minerals from Monsanto and brings valuable agriculture marketing experience in the areas of product development, new product commercialization, sales and marketing, and global strategy. He was at Monsanto since 2008, most recently as vice president, global strategic accounts where he was responsible for fostering relationships with key customers. Previously Griffith had a lengthy career in pharmaceutical and medical sales, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently at Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as pilot lead.
Griffith holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He earned his MBA from Washington University, John M. Olin School of Business in St. Louis, Missouri.
About Compass Minerals
Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve nature’s challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. Named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America in 2015 and 2016, Compass Minerals’ mission is to be the best essential minerals company by delivering where and when it matters. The company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and in the U.K. For more information about Compass Minerals and its products, please visit www.compassminerals.com.