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Paul Gill

GENERAL MANAGER


How does the work you do enable global food production?
At Carlsbad, we mine and process the langbeinite ore that contains potassium, magnesium and sulfur.  These three nutrients sold under Mosaic’s performance product brand name of K-Mag are used globally in crops ranging from potatoes, citrus fruit, cotton, coffee, corn and soybean.  So, it is critical for us at Carlsbad to safely and efficiently produce and supply K-Mag to our customers around the world to help them grow the crops that are vital to food production.

What are some of the efforts you have seen already, or are important for the company to do to attract a strong workforce?
A trend we see with our workforce is that they really want to work for a company that gives back to their community and makes a difference. Not only with the products we sell, but through grants, gifts and community support. I’ve had many opportunities to help community organizations through Mosaic.  Over the years, I’ve been part of volunteer opportunities that have helped provide food for families in need, built new and safe playground equipment for local schools, and increased safety by adding nonslip flooring at the local high school pool.

I’ve also been part of helping provide financial contributions. From helping non-profit groups support individuals with substance abuse addictions, to assisting an Early College High School where students can obtain an associate degree and high school diploma at the same time, Mosaic truly cares about serving communities and helping neighbors in need. It it’s inspiring to be part of company that shows they care with action.

Do you work at Mosaic because the company’s mission aligns with your passion/mission?
It did not start out that way some 30 years ago. However, very early after being hired I quickly realized that my passion in life aligned extremely well with Mosaic’s very noble mission of helping the world grow the food it needs. It is very personal for me, because my dad worked as an agronomist for Punjab Agricultural University in India. Punjab state is considered as the bread basket of India and is known for the green revolution in the 1960s that propelled India to become self-sufficient in grain production and my dad was part of that effort.

Do you feel the company has given you opportunities to grow your career at Mosaic? 
Yes, Mosaic has given me a lot of opportunities to grow my career. I started in the technical/engineering field and really enjoyed my time in those roles. Later, I was presented with opportunities in operational leadership. I have been very fortunate to grow my career in operations to become a general manager of a potash mine. I am also very pleased to share that I have been asked to mentor a few emerging leaders within Mosaic over the last five years.

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Joc O'Rourke

President and Chief Executive Officer

James "Joc" C. O’Rourke is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mosaic Company. Elected to the Mosaic Board of Directors in May 2015, O’Rourke succeeded Jim Prokopanko as the Company's President and CEO effective August 5, 2015. He is the third executive to lead the Company since Mosaic was founded in 2004. O'Rourke joined Mosaic as Executive Vice President – Operations in January 2009. He was promoted to Executive Vice President – Operations and Chief Operating Officer in August 2012. For more than six years, O’Rourke was responsible for Mosaic’s global mining and processing operations, supply chain, procurement, and environment, health and safety organizations. O’Rourke’s focus on employees, innovation and execution has propelled significant Company growth and expansions in potash and phosphate production. He has also led programs to improve operational efficiency, lower production costs and advance sustainability performance through water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Prior to joining Mosaic, O'Rourke was President of Australia Pacific for Barrick Gold Corporation, the largest gold producer in Australia, where he was responsible for the Australia Pacific Business Unit consisting of 10 gold and copper mines in Australia and Papua New Guinea. O'Rourke has more than 25 years of experience in mining and processing operations, and has held various management, engineering and other roles in the mining industry in Canada and Australia. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mining and mineral engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

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Nicole Christiansen

SR. MANAGER - PROCESS ENGINEERING


What does “Responsibility” look like at Mosaic?
I work with a wonderful team to ensure that we are working safely and continue to ensure environmental responsibility. In our area, there is a lot of mixed opinion of our industry so it’s important for us to stay involved with the community, be transparent about our efforts to improve our environmental focus and continuously improve in our efforts. I am proud of the work that we do; the contributions we make to the agriculture industry and investments we make in our communities.

What are some of the efforts you have seen already, or are important for the company to do to attract a strong workforce wanting to work in a more innovative and technological space? 
Our recent efforts with innovation and technology have made me optimistic about the future of Mosaic. I think the technology will catapult our ability to carry out our mission in a safer, more environmentally conscious, and cost-effective manner. The technology and industry changes in the coming years are exciting. Those who are starting their careers with an interest in working at one of our sites will have a lot of opportunities and growth in an industry working with innovative technology like automation and machine learning. Efficiencies and the improvements with innovation will ensure continued opportunities at Mosaic.    

Do you feel the company has given you opportunities to grow your career at Mosaic? 
The company has encouraged my career progression and has challenged me to grow through various technical training and leadership development programs. Mosaic supported my efforts to earn my MBA and Professional Engineering Certification, and I know many other colleagues who have also pursued continuing education while employed with Mosaic. I have had opportunities in both operations and engineering, as well as in mining and in the manufacturing side where we produce our finished fertilizer products. Being able to learn the different aspects of our business has improved my perspective on Mosaic’s business strategies.

Nicole is a production manager and has worked at Mosaic for more than 12 years. 

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Bruce Bodine

Senior Vice President—North America

Bruce Bodine was named Senior Vice President—North America in April 2020. In this role, Bodine leads our North America business unit, which is comprised of two business segments, potash and phosphates. Previously, Bodine led the Phosphates business unit as Senior Vice President—Phosphates, and the Potash business unit as Senior Vice President—Potash

Bodine began his career with Mosaic in 1999 as part of a predecessor company, holding engineering leadership and plant management positions in the Phosphates business segment before taking on the role of Vice President—Operations for Mosaic’s Esterhazy and Colonsay potash production facilities. Bodine also served as Vice President—Supply Chain, responsible for the movement of raw materials and finished production, and strategic sourcing activities for Mosaic’s North American phosphate and potash segments; additionally, he oversaw fertilizer production in South America and China. Bodine serves on the board of directors for the Miski Mayo mining company, a joint venture which Mosaic is the operating partner.

Bodine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Rogério Miranda

Public Affairs

In your opinion, how important is the Inclusion and Diversity for the work we perform at Mosaic?
Diversity is critical to any company, just as it is to society. Diversity allows us to experience different perspectives than our own and provides the opportunity to learn about new things that help us become better individuals and professionals. It is important to focus on diversity, Mosaic makes it a priority which is especially important as we operate in so many different countries.

How has Mosaic provided you the tools to do your job well and safely? 
Having a disability, Mosaic has always supported me and tried to create an environment in which I felt comfortable. Accessibility has always been an open topic and easy to discuss with my team. More than that, the company has allowed me to take control of my career, given me the necessary tools to make me feel part of the team, and offered me the same opportunities as anyone else.

Rogério has worked for Mosaic for 16 years in various roles, first within the IT department, then marketing, and is currently part of the public affairs team. He graduated from Faculdade Cásper Líbero and the Universidade Anhanguera with a focus in communications and marketing.

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Corrine Ricard

Senior Vice President—Mosaic Fertilizantes

Corrine Ricard was named Senior Vice President—Mosaic Fertilizantes in November 2019. Previously, Ricard held leadership positions at Mosaic including Senior Vice President, Commercial and Supply Chain, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President of International Sales and Distribution, Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Supply Chain and Risk Management. Prior to Mosaic, Ricard worked for Cargill in various roles including risk management, supply chain, treasury and commodity trading. Ricard has 35 years of agriculture experience.

Ricard serves on the board of directors for Canpotex, the Canadian potash marketing association; Gulf Sulfur Services; and Carlisle Companies, a publicly traded company. Ricard previously served on the board of directors for the Ma’aden Wa’ad Al Shamal Phosphate Company, a phosphate production joint venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, DayBreak Foods, a privately held company; and the Freshwater Society, an environmental non-profit organization.

Ricard earned her bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Minnesota, an MBA in strategic planning from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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Ashlee Harrison

Reclamation Ecologist

What does “Responsibility” look like at Mosaic?
As a reclamation ecologist, our team manages the stewardship of the land before, during and after we mine. Our goal is to reclaim and preserve the area for generations to come and walk away knowing that the years of knowledge, time, and effort invested is going to result in the natural habitat being able to sustain itself without our intervention again. Mosaic is always looking 10 steps ahead –  we have to. Mosaic knows that being sustainable is the right thing to do, that is why I love my job so much. They make it easy for me when they make reclamation a priority.

Do you think the work you do helps enable global food production?
My family was really involved in agriculture when I was growing up - we had orange groves, hay fields, and a cattle ranch. I grew up helping on our lands and using fertilizers. To be able to look back now and say, “I know where that comes from,” it makes the circle whole. I have seen what our products contribute to. I’m proud to be part of a company that not only prioritizes business, but also community support and my work in reclamation. Mosaic leads by example.

Do you work at Mosaic because the company’s mission aligns with your passion/mission?
Being raised on a ranch, it was bred in me to do something in agriculture. I didn’t know that Mosaic had anything to do with reclamation until I took an internship and learned how important it is to our industry. Mosaic is a company I can grow in. Just like reclamation, I can work my way from the ground up. I live with my husband and our children near where I was raised, and I want our children to stay and live in this community. We have areas of reclamation all around us that I worked on. To be able to say to my children that I was able to reclaim our community means a lot to me. Hopefully someone else won’t be able to notice that the land was reclaimed. But, I want my kids to know that my work is making sure that the land around us will be reclaimed for years to come and that I’m working to create something that they can enjoy and appreciate.

If you could give advice to someone looking to work at Mosaic, what would it be?
You always have support and encouragement, whether it is from your own team or the company. Everyone here works together without ego or competitiveness. I never feel alone or that I’m working on something by myself. At Mosaic, you have a team that is behind you, and that is important to me.

Originally from Hardee County, Florida, Ashlee earned her bachelor’s degree from Warner University in Biology and a master’s degree from the University of Florida in Restoration Ecology. She has worked at Mosaic since 2013.

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Clint Freeland

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Clint Freeland was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2018.

Prior to joining Mosaic, Freeland served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dynegy Inc. from July 2011 until Dynegy’s merger with Vistra Energy Corp. in April 2018. He was responsible for Dynegy’s financial affairs, including finance and accounting, treasury, tax and banking and credit agency relationships. Prior to joining Dynegy, Freeland held positions as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Senior Vice President—Strategy and Financial Structure at NRG Energy. Earlier in his career he worked for Enron Corporation, Coral Energy and ABN AMRO Bank.

Freeland holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of the South and a master of business administration in finance from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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Walt Precourt

Senior Vice President—Strategy and Growth

Walt Precourt was named Senior Vice President—Strategy and Growth in January 2019. Precourt has held several leadership positions since joining Mosaic in 2009, including Senior Vice President—Phosphates, Senior Vice President—Potash Operations, and leading the Environment, Health and Safety organization.

Prior to joining Mosaic, Precourt joined cement and mineral component producer Holcim (U.S.) to lead its safety transformation, later becoming Holcim’s Vice President of Environment and Government Affairs. Precourt started his career at The Dow Chemical Company where he served in a variety of roles in Operations, Technology, Capital Project Management, and Environmental, Health and Safety.

Precourt earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, his M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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Karen Swager

Senior Vice President—Supply Chain

Karen Swager was named Senior Vice President—Supply Chain in April 2020. In this role, Swager is responsible for the movement of raw materials and finished production, and strategic sourcing activities, as well as leading the Environment, Health and Safety organization. Previously, Swager held various leadership positions at Mosaic including Senior Vice President—Potash, Vice President, Minerals—Phosphates, Vice President, Mining Operations—Phosphates, and General Manager. She also led the mine planning and strategy group for the Phosphates business.

Swager is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering and a master of science in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Technological University, where she is a member of the Department of Chemical Engineering’s Distinguished Academy. In addition, Swager holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

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Mark Isaacson

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mark Isaacson was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in August 2015. He was appointed Mosaic’s Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in August 2014.

Isaacson joined Mosaic upon its formation in 2004 as its Chief Phosphates Counsel before being promoted to Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in 2011—and then to Vice President, Acting General Counsel and Corporate Secretary role in June 2014. He has significant experience in compliance, commercial transactions, litigation and antitrust practice. Prior to joining Mosaic, Isaacson worked for 15 years at Cargill, Inc., where he served as Senior Attorney for a number of its business units.

Isaacson holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and political science from the University of North Dakota, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota.

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Ben Pratt

Senior Vice President—Government and Public Affairs

Ben Pratt was named Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs in April 2020. Previously, Pratt held the position of VP—Corporate Public Affairs, leading corporate communications and U.S. Federal Government relations, as well as Mosaic's corporate social responsibility activities. In addition, he serves as Owner's Representative to Streamsong Resort.

Prior to joining Mosaic in February 2012, Pratt was SVP, Corporate Communications at Ameriprise Financial, Inc., in Minneapolis. Earlier in his career, he worked in a variety of communications and investor relations capacities at The PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh, and at Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, both in New York.

Pratt is a graduate of Duke University.

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Chris Lewis

Senior Vice President—Human Resources

Chris Lewis was named Senior Vice President—Human Resources in June 2019. Prior to joining Mosaic, Lewis held the role of Vice President, Project Execution for Spectra Energy Corporation’s merger into Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based Enbridge, Inc. where he led construction of the companies’ energy assets throughout North America, as well as a synergy capture program post acquisition.

Prior to that role, Lewis held roles at DCP Midstream, LLC, a natural gas company based in Denver, where he started as the head of Human Resources while the company was formed as a spinoff from Duke Energy in 2007. From 2010 to 2016, he was DCP’s Chief Corporate Officer, a multi-functional role that included leadership of the human resources function. Earlier in his career, Lewis held regional and global senior human resources positions at Thomson Multimedia (formerly RCA, GE consumer electronics) and DHL, Inc.

Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial safety from Central Missouri State University.

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Richard McLellan

Senior Vice President—Commercial

Rick McLellan was named Senior Vice President—Commercial for The Mosaic Company in November 2019. Previously he held several roles for the company, including Senior Vice President of Mosaic Fertilizantes, Senior Vice President of Commercial, Vice President of North American Sales and Country Manager for Brazil. Before serving as Country Manager, McLellan had leadership responsibility for fertilizer distribution, import and production in Brazil.

Prior to the formation of Mosaic, McLellan held various roles in Cargill, Inc.'s Canadian and U.S. operations, including grain, retail and wholesale fertilizer distribution. McLellan began his career in Ontario, Canada, with American Cyanamid in 1978. McLellan serves on the board of directors for the Brazilian Mining Association (Instituto Brasileiro de Mineração – IBRAM).

McLellan is a graduate of Brock University, St. Catharine's, Ontario.