Compass Minerals is governed at the highest level by a Board of Directors with four standing committees: Audit, Compensation, Nominating/Corporate Governance (NCG) and Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Committees. The Board of Directors and these committees oversee management’s decision-making for economic, environmental and social impacts of the company’s operations.

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Kevin S. Crutchfield, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kevin Crutchfield joined Compass Minerals as president and chief executive officer (CEO) in May 2019. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors and serves on the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Committee.

Mr. Crutchfield has more than 30 years of mining experience. Prior to joining Compass Minerals in 2019, Mr. Crutchfield served as CEO and member of the board of directors of Contura Energy, Inc., a publicly traded, leading coal supplier, since the company’s inception in 2016. Previously, he served as chairman (from 2012 to 2016) and CEO (from 2009 to 2016) of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., a coal producer. From 2003 to 2009, he held roles of increasing responsibility at Alpha Natural Resources. Prior to Alpha Natural Resources, Mr. Crutchfield spent over 15 years working at El Paso Corporation, a natural gas and energy provider, as well as other coal and gas producers. He also previously served on the board of directors of Couer Mining, Inc.

Mr. Crutchfield earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining and Minerals Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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Richard P. Dealy

Richard P. Dealy has been a director of the company since May 2022. Mr. Dealy is the president and chief operating officer of Pioneer Natural Resources, an oil and gas exploration and production company. Prior to assuming his current role in January 2021, he was Pioneer Natural Resources’ executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2004 through 2020, vice president and chief accounting officer from 1998 to 2004, and vice president and controller from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Dealy joined Parker & Parsley, a predecessor of Pioneer Natural Resources, in 1992 and was promoted to vice president and controller in 1996. He is a Certified Public Accountant and was employed by KPMG LLP before joining Parker & Parsley.

 

Mr. Dealy serves on the Audit Committee and the board of directors has determined that he is an audit committee financial expert. Mr. Dealy also serves on the Compensation Committee.

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Edward C. Dowling, Jr.

Edward C. Dowling, Jr. has been a director of the company since March 2022. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Dowling served as the president, CEO and director of Alacer Gold Corp. (now SSR Mining Inc.), a gold producer, from 2008 to 2012, and was chairman from 2013 to 2020. Previously, he was president and CEO of Meridian Gold Inc., a gold and silver producer, from 2006 to 2007. He also was executive director for mining and exploration at De Beers S.A., a diamond producer, from 2004 to 2006, and executive vice president for operations at Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc., an iron and steel producer, from 1998 to 2004. He is the former chairman of the board of PJSC Polyus. Mr. Dowling is currently chairman of the board of Copper Mountain Mining Corporation and serves on the board of directors of Teck Resources Ltd. and SSR Mining Inc.

 

Mr. Dowling serves on the Compensation Committee and the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee.

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Eric Ford

Eric Ford has been a director of the company since August 2011. Prior to his retirement in 2014, Mr. Ford served as executive vice president, office of the chief executive officer of Peabody Energy Corporation, the world’s largest private sector coal company. In this position, Mr. Ford oversaw strategic aspects of the company’s Australia platform, including business direction, operational and commercial strategy and external stakeholder interaction. Mr. Ford served in various senior executive roles at Peabody since joining the company in 2007. Prior to joining Peabody, he served as chief executive officer of Anglo Coal Australia Pty Ltd.

Mr. Ford serves as the chair of the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Committee and also serves on the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.

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Gareth Joyce

Gareth Joyce has been a director of the company since October 2021. Mr. Joyce is the chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Proterra Inc, an electric vehicle technology company. He was promoted to his current position in September 2021 after previously serving as president of Proterra’s Powered and Energy business units since November 2020. Prior to joining Proterra, he served at Delta Air Lines, Inc. as chief sustainability officer in 2020; senior vice president, Airport Customer Service and president, Delta Cargo, from 2017 to 2020; and president, Delta Cargo, from 2016 to 2017. From 2004 to 2016, Mr. Joyce held roles of increasing responsibility at Daimler AG, including as vice president, Customer Service, Mercedes-Benz USA, and president and chief executive officer, Mercedes-Benz Canada.

Mr. Joyce serves on the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee and the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.

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Joseph E. Reece

Joseph (“Joe”) E. Reece has been a director of the company since March 2019. In May 2021, he began serving as non-executive chairman of the board. Mr. Reece is currently the managing member of SilverBox Capital, LLC and the chief executive officer of Helena Capital, LLC, a merchant bank he founded. He returned to serving as chief executive officer of Helena Capital in 2018 after having served as the executive vice chairman and head of UBS Securities LLC’s Investment Bank for the Americas from 2017 to 2018. Mr. Reece has also served as an employee and acted as a consultant to BDT & Company from October 2019 to November 2021. Prior to these roles, he was at Credit Suisse from 1997 to 2015, in roles of increasing responsibility, including serving as global head of Equity Capital Markets and co-head of Credit Risk. His prior experience includes serving as an attorney for 10 years, including at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Reece has previously served as a member of the board of directors of Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc., Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc., RumbleOn, Inc., CST Brands, Inc., LSB Industries, Inc. and UBS Securities LLC. He currently is a member of the board of directors of Quotient Technology Inc.

Mr. Reece serves on the Audit Committee and the board of directors has determined that he is an audit committee financial expert. Mr. Reece also serves as chair of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.

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Lori A. Walker

Lori A. Walker has been a director of the company since 2015. Ms. Walker served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of The Valspar Corporation, a global coatings manufacturer, from 2008 to 2013, where she led the Finance, IT and Communications teams. Before this position, Ms. Walker served as Valspar’s vice president, controller and treasurer from 2004 to 2008, and as vice president and controller from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining Valspar, Ms. Walker worked at Honeywell, Inc., a global conglomerate of commercial and consumer products, for 20 years in progressively increasing roles of responsibility, including as director of global financial risk management. Ms. Walker currently serves on the board of directors of Southwire Company, LLC, a private company. She also currently serves on the boards of directors of Constellium SE and Hayward Holdings, Inc., which are each publicly traded.

Ms. Walker serves as chair of the Audit Committee and the board of directors has determined she is an audit committee financial expert. Ms. Walker also serves on the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.

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Paul S. Williams

Paul S. Williams has been a director of the company since June 2009. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Williams served as a Partner and Managing Director of Major, Lindsey & Africa, LLC, an executive recruiting firm, where he conducted searches for board members, CEOs and senior legal executives from 2005 to 2018. He also served as Director of Global Diversity Search, assisting legal organizations in enhancing their diversity. From 2001 through 2005, Mr. Williams served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of Cardinal Health, Inc., a provider of products and services to healthcare providers and manufacturers. Mr. Williams is a well-respected leader in the area of diversity, frequently speaking on diversity-related issues. He is also the immediate past President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Williams previously served as a director of Essendant, Inc., Bob Evans Farms, Inc. and State Auto Financial Corporation. Mr. Williams currently serves on the board of directors of a large cluster of funds in the American Funds mutual fund family (part of the privately-held Capital Group). He also currently serves on the board of directors of Air Transport Services Group, Romeo Power and Public Storage, which are each publicly traded.

Mr. Williams is chair of the Compensation Committee and serves on the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.

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Amy J. Yoder

Amy J. Yoder has been a director of the company since May 2012. Ms. Yoder is the president and chief executive officer of Anuvia Plant Nutrients, an enhanced efficiency fertilizer company. Prior to joining Anuvia in 2015, Ms. Yoder served as chief executive officer and president of Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC, a division of the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science company from 2010 to 2015. Before joining Arysta, Ms. Yoder’s experience included positions as a senior advisor to Atlas Advisors, LLC; president of the United Industries division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.; vice president and general manager for Biolab of Chemtura, Inc.; vice president of the turf and specialty division of Nufarm Ltd.; president of the UAP Timberland division of United Agri Products; and North American brand manager and national sales manager at Monsanto. Ms. Yoder currently serves as a director of Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

Ms. Yoder serves on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee.

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