OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kissner Group Holdings LP (“Kissner” or “the Company”), a leading, vertically integrated bulk salt and specialty packaged salt producer focused on governmental and commercial customers in the Great Lakes, Great Plains and Midwest regions, today announced that it has appointed Michael Lenox to the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective October 12, 2016. This announcement builds upon Kissner’s recent strategic executive appointments in August of Mitchell Dascher to President and Chief Operating Officer, John Cox to Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, and Executive Chairman Mark Demetree to Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“Mike Lenox is a great addition to our leadership team,” said Mr. Demetree. “He is a proven manager with extensive financial planning and technical accounting experience and brings a strong skillset to our recently strengthened management team. Mike will be a real asset to the Company as we continue to provide our valued North American customers with high-quality products and services.”
“I am excited to join the dedicated management team at Kissner,” said Mr. Lenox. “Kissner is a trusted market leader in the salt industry, serving an impressive roster of customers across the United States and Canada, and I look forward to supporting the Company’s mission by working alongside Mark and my other new colleagues to best position Kissner for successful growth now and in the future.”
Mr. Lenox has over 17 years of financial planning and technical accounting experience, most recently having served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of USA Compression Partners, LP. He has also served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Inergy, LP, and held senior roles at Ernst & Young in its Assurance and Advisory Services department. He holds a B.S. and Master’s in Accounting from the University of Missouri.
Outgoing Chief Financial Officer Michael Poole will continue to serve as the Company’s Co-Chief Financial Officer with Mr. Lenox for an agreed upon transition period. Kissner thanks Mr. Poole for his years of dedicated service to the Company.
About Kissner Group Holdings LP
Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, Kissner is a leading, vertically integrated bulk salt and specialty packaged salt producer focused on governmental and commercial customers in the Great Lakes, Great Plains and Midwest regions. Kissner owns and operates two rock salt mines located in Detroit, Michigan and Lyons, Kansas. With a vertically-integrated supply chain for packaged deicing products, Kissner is highly differentiated in its industry and one of the most cost-competitive producers and distributors of bulk rock salt and other packaged deicing products across its markets. More information about Kissner can be found at http://www.kissner.com/.