Mosaic Names Karen Swager Vice President of Phosphate Mining Operations
TAMPA, Fla., April 22, 2013
TAMPA, Fla., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company has announced
that Karen Swager has been promoted to vice president of phosphate mining
operations. Having most recently served as general manager of the Four Corners
Mine, Swager will now provide overall direction, guidance and day-to-day
support for all of Mosaic's mining operations in Central Florida and joint
ventures across the globe.
Swager has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility in both mining and
manufacturing since she joined the company in 1994. In her new role, Swager's
emphasis will be on maximizing sustainable growth, profitability, and an
organizational culture focused on safety, continuous improvement, employee
development and engagement.
"Karen has shown a tremendous commitment to leadership in all roles," said
Gary "Bo" Davis, Mosaic's senior vice president of phosphate operations. "Her
dedication to our collective success is a valuable asset to the company and
Co-chair of Mosaic's 2012 United Way campaign, Swager recently accepted the
Spirit of the Suncoast award from United Way Suncoast on behalf of Mosaic and
the company's employees. In 2007 Swager was recognized by the Florida Chapter
of the SME with the "Hero of the Industry" award. And, in 2008 she was
appointed by then-Governor Charlie Crist to serve a three-year term on the
board of directors of the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute.
In addition to her leadership at Mosaic, Swager is a member of the American
Institute of Chemical Engineers. As a licensed professional engineer, she has
held leadership roles with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
(SME), including Chapter Chairman and Director.
Swager holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a
Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological
University in Houghton, Michigan. She was also recently accepted into
Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management Master of Business
Administration (MBA) program.
About The Mosaic Company:
The Mosaic Company, through its Florida-based subsidiary Mosaic Fertilizer,
LLC, is the world's leading producer of phosphate crop nutrients. America's
farmers rely on Florida phosphate to help grow their food crops. Phosphate is
a natural product for which there is no man-made substitute, making phosphate
reserves in Florida of strategic importance to critical sectors of the state
and national economy, including farming, manufacturing, shipping, trucking and
rail. Mosaic employs more than 3,200 Central Florida residents, and tens of
thousands of Floridians work in other jobs dependent upon the industry. For
more information, go to www.mosaicco.com/florida.
SOURCE The Mosaic Company
Contact: Martha Monfried, +1-813-541-5867, martha.Monfried@mosaicco.com
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