Innophos Holdings, Inc. announced the appointment of Sherry Duff as Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, effective July 18, 2016. Ms. Duff will have responsibility for Innophos' marketing and technology organizations.
Ms. Duff brings to Innophos more than 25 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry and a track record of growing businesses, most recently holding the position of President and Managing Director of Arista Laboratories, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Molins, PLC. While at Arista, she led all aspects of the business with full P&L responsibility, and initiated significant cultural organization changes to drive improved performance and growth based on customer-driven strategic plans and value propositions across new markets and regions.
"We are very pleased to welcome Sherry to the Innophos team," said Kim Ann Mink, Ph.D., the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Sherry has a unique combination of strategic, commercial, and technical expertise that will successfully help drive the construction of the road map for the strategic direction of the Company. As we look ahead to the future of Innophos, I am confident that Sherry will be a catalyst for change as we continue to execute our initiatives across the three strategic pillars of our transformation, namely operational excellence, commercial excellence, and strategic growth. In particular, her industry knowledge and vast skillset perfectly align with our strategic growth pillar, as we work toward developing a robust marketing organization that dovetails with technology to ensure a sustained focus on growth through market leadership, innovation and customer intimacy."
Prior to her most recent position at Arista, Ms. Duff spent more than 20 years with Arch Chemicals, Inc., where she began her career as a development chemist in process technology. As she progressed in her career at Arch Chemicals, she took on roles of increased responsibility and held a variety of global leadership roles including business development, strategic planning, general management, research & development and marketing. While at Arch Chemicals, Ms. Duff expanded the business into new markets, including personal care, food, and beverage, grew operations and increased profitability by successfully implementing robust product development and go-to market capabilities. Ms. Duff earned an MBA degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from University of Connecticut.
"It is an exciting time to join the Innophos team," said Ms. Duff. "I look forward to working closely with the senior management, marketing and technology teams to make meaningful contributions to the Company's strategic transformation efforts. I am confident that my experience in successfully leading global teams to drive both growth and improved profitability, as well as leading M&A activity and operating in a changing environment, fits extremely well with the opportunities I see with Innophos as we strive to leverage our brand equity to address higher-value market needs in our current and adjacent markets."