Midwest Fertilizer Company LLC

Midwest Fertilizer Company Expands Executive Leadership Team

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Midwest Fertilizer Company LLC today announced two new executives have joined the leadership team. Rod Oglesby has been named Vice President, Operations and Bob Ellis is Construction Executive.

"We are very pleased to have accomplished fertilizer and construction industry veterans like Rod and Bob join Midwest Fertilizer Company," said Mike Chorlton, owner's representative, Midwest Fertilizer Company. "Their experience will be of tremendous value as we begin work on our state-of-the-art nitrogenous fertilizer manufacturing plant in southwest Indiana."

A military veteran who served in the U.S. Navy, Oglesby has worked in the fertilizer industry for 22 years in a variety of leadership roles at manufacturing facilities in both the U.S. and Argentina. Most recently, Oglesby was plant manager at the Agrium nitrogen expansion project facility in Borger, Texas. During his career, he has held positions as a technical service engineer, plant manager and vice president of operations. Oglesby graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering.

Ellis has 35 years in the energy industry with extensive experience in project engineering, construction management, and procurement management. Ellis has been in Evansville, Ind. for nearly four years as vice president of business development with Skanska USA Civil Midwest. As part of his 27 year career with Duke Energy, Ellis spent 20 years at the Gibson Generating Station in Gibson County, Ind. Ellis received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Ellis and Oglesby join the Midwest Fertilizer Company executive management team which includes Mike Chorlton; Les Wright, chief financial officer; Geoff Gailey, vice president human resources; and Feisal Beig, director/advisor.

Midwest Fertilizer Company LLC, headquartered in Indiana, plans to build and operate a world-class nitrogenous fertilizer manufacturing facility in Posey County. The $2.4 billion project will create 2,500 construction jobs over three years and establish a workforce of approximately 200 permanent employees. Groundbreaking is anticipated in late fall 2014. Once operational in 2017, Midwest Fertilizer Company will provide U.S. farmers a reliable source of high-quality nitrogen fertilizer.

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