CHESTERLAND, Ohio, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairmount Minerals announced today that Jenniffer Deckard has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. She is assuming this position upon the retirement of Chuck Fowler after his seventeen years in that capacity. Fowler will continue as a Director and as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Fairmount Board. Although stepping down from day-to-day management responsibility, Fowler will continue as a mentor and advisor to management.
Deckard joined Fairmount in 1994 in Illinois and was appointed President in January 2011. Prior to that date, she was Chief Financial Officer and has led the company's extensive Sustainable Development activities since 2005. She has strongly promoted the company's SD commitment through the engagement of everyone in the organization in strengthening the communities in which the company operates and protecting the environment while continuing the dynamic growth of the company in revenues and profitability.
"I am extremely confident that under Jenniffer's leadership Fairmount will continue to grow as a result of her continuing emphasis on technical and commercial developments, acquisitions and organic expansions, while emphasizing the strength of Fairmount's dedication to the keys of Sustainability, the three P's: People, Planet and Prosperity," said Fowler.
Deckard has a BS in accounting from the University of Tulsa and an Executive MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University with highest honors. She serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's Business Advisory Council and the Weatherhead School of Management's Visiting Committee. She is a member of the boards of Greater Cleveland Partnership, the Chardon Healing Fund, First Tee of Cleveland and the Fairmount Minerals Foundation.
Fairmount's Founder, Bill Conway, echoed Fowler's confidence in Deckard and added, "Chuck Fowler's twenty-nine year leadership career at Fairmount brought about incredible growth in revenues, employees and facilities in this country and abroad. Chuck will continue to share his knowledge of the industry and his commitment to Sustainable Development and Philanthropy within Fairmount and the broader community. Chuck Fowler is the personification of Fairmount's motto: Do Good. Do Well. He has passed this philosophy on to Jenniffer and the entire Fairmount organization."
About Fairmount Minerals
Fairmount Minerals is one of North America's largest producers of industrial sand. The Chesterland, Ohio-based company operates a global network of 23 mining, mineral processing, manufacturing, and coating facilities with six administrative and R&D offices. Fairmount Minerals' specialized sands advance a vast array of industries and markets, such as construction, filtration, foundry, glass, sports turf, and oil and gas. The company's more than 750 employees bring its sustainability motto of 'Do Good. Do Well.' to life and embrace its sustainable development (SD) mission of People, Planet, and Prosperity. For more information, please visit: FairmountMinerals.com.
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