|Mosaic Announces New Executive for Mining and Chemical Processing Operations|
PLYMOUTH, Minn., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) announced today that Joc O'Rourke will join Mosaic as a senior executive responsible for its global mining and chemical processing operations. Joc will join the company in early January 2009 and will serve on its Senior Leadership Team.
"Joc brings over 25 years of experience in operating global mining operations and has spearheaded a variety of large scale expansion projects," said Jim Prokopanko, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mosaic. "Joc will not only broaden our capacity to execute on our strategy, he also brings a tremendous depth of experience and passion for mining and minerals processing and will play a key role in leading the operations of Mosaic's two major product lines of potash and phosphate."
Joc has most recently served as President of Barrick Gold's Australia Pacific Business Unit since 2006. Prior to this role, Joc held various operational positions in the global gold, copper, mining and nickel industries. Joc received a Bachelor of Science degree in mining and engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. In 2006 he earned an Executive MBA from the Institute European d'Administration aux Affaires, Fontainebleau.
About The Mosaic Company
The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source provider of phosphates and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at http://www.mosaicco.com.
SOURCE The Mosaic Company