Who We Are
LeadershipJames T. Prokopanko, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim Prokopanko is currently on a medical leave of absence. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of The Mosaic Company in 2007. He joined Mosaic as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2006. Previously, Prokopanko was a Corporate Vice President at Cargill, Inc., where he had executive responsibility for procurement and served as a leader of the Cargill Ag Producer Services Platform. After joining Cargill in 1978, he served in a wide range of leadership positions, including Vice President of the North American crop inputs business. During his Cargill career, Prokopanko was engaged in retail agriculture businesses in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Argentina and the United Kingdom. In addition to his role as President and CEO of Mosaic, he serves on the Mosaic Board of Directors. Prokopanko is Chairman of the Board of The Fertilizer Institute and serves on the boards of directors for Canpotex, the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Public Radio, Vulcan Materials Company and the International Plant Nutrition Institute.
Lawrence W. Stranghoener, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Larry Stranghoener was named Interim Chief Executive Officer in June 2014. He joined The Mosaic Company in 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Mosaic, Stranghoener served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Before that, Stranghoener spent 17 years at Honeywell, Inc. where he served in a variety of positions in the United States and Europe, including three years as Chief Financial Officer. Stranghoener started his career as an Investment Analyst at Dain Rauscher. He serves on the board of directors for Kennametal Inc., Aleris International, Inc. and Aleris Holding Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and an MBA from Northwestern University. Mr. Stranghoener has announced his intention to retire at the end of 2014.
Gary "Bo" N. Davis, Senior Vice President, Phosphate Operations
Bo Davis has been with Mosaic since the company's launch in 2004. Initially, he was the Vice President of Mining, was promoted in 2007 to Vice President, Phosphate Operations for Mosaic's Florida and Louisiana operations and in 2011 became Senior Vice President, Phosphate Operations for Mosaic’s worldwide operations. In the decade prior to Mosaic's formation, Davis held several positions at Cargill, Inc., including Vice President, Operations for the fertilizer division. He has worked in the crop nutrient industry for more than 30 years. Davis serves 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 in which Mosaic has a 25 percent interest, the Florida Phosphate Political Committee and the Tampa Economic Development Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management and a technical degree in electronic technology.
Mark E. Kaplan, Senior Vice President—Public Affairs
Mark Kaplan was promoted to Senior Vice President – Public Affairs in June 2014. He joined Mosaic in 2007, leading the Phosphate Public Affairs team before his promotion to Vice President - Public Affairs in 2011. Kaplan also provides executive oversight to Mosaic's land development and mine permitting organizations. Prior to joining Mosaic, Kaplan served as Chief of Staff to Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Earlier in his career, he served as President and General Counsel of Carlisle Development Group, LLC, Executive Director of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and a judicial clerk for Senior Judge Albert J. Henderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and Greater Twin Cities United Way. Kaplan is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society and a Trustee of the Institute for Public Relations. He earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law, graduating first in his class.
Richard L. Mack, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Rich Mack was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2014. Prior to that, he served as Mosaic's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary beginning at the company’s launch in 2004. He became Executive Vice President in 2009. In the decade prior to Mosaic's formation, he served in various legal capacities at Cargill, Inc., and was a founding executive of Mosaic and Cargill Ventures. Mack has significant experience in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and capital markets transactions, and is responsible for the creation of Streamsong Resort. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar and the Florida Council of 100, and serves on the board of trustees at Hamline University. Mack holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Minnesota State University-Moorhead, a Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Richard N. McLellan, Senior Vice President—Commercial
Rick N. McLellan is Senior Vice President, Commercial for The Mosaic Company. Previously he held several roles for the company, including Vice President, North American Sales and Country Manager for Mosaic Fertilizantes in Brazil. Before serving as Country Manager, McLellan had leadership responsibility for fertilizer distribution, import and production in Brazil. Prior to the formation of Mosaic, he 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. He is a graduate of Brock University, St. Catharine's, Ontario.
James "Joc" C. O’Rourke, Executive Vice President—Operations and Chief Operating Officer
Joc O'Rourke joined Mosaic as Executive Vice President, Operations in 2009. Previously, O'Rourke was President, Australia Pacific for Barrick Gold, the largest gold producer in Australia. He was responsible for the Australia Pacific business unit, consisting of 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 senior management roles in Canada, Papua New Guinea and Australia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mining and mineral engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and an executive MBA from the INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Walter F. Precourt III, Senior Vice President—Potash Operations
Walt Precourt joined Mosaic in 2009, leading the Environment, Health and Safety organization before his promotion to lead the Potash Business Unit in 2012. 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 serves as Chairman of the Board of the Saskatchewan Potash Producers Association and is a Director of the Canadian Fertilizer Institute. 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.
Corrine D. Ricard, Senior Vice President—Human Resources
Corrine Ricard was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources in April 2012. Previously, Ricard held leadership positions at Mosaic including Vice President of International Sales and Distribution, Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Supply Chain and Risk Management. Ricard has more than 20 years of agriculture experience. Prior to Mosaic, Ricard worked for Cargill in various roles including, risk management, supply chain and commodity trading. 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. Ricard is currently on the board of the Freshwater Society and is a member of the Minnesota Women's Economic Roundtable.