MOVES: US TFI president Ford West to retire

07 January 2013 21:40  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based industry group The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) said on Monday that its current president, Ford West, will be retiring, effective in December.

West joined TFI in 1979 and served in various roles, including senior vice president and director of member services prior to being named president in 2005.

“I thank those who took the time to mentor me and help me to appreciate the difference between dirt and soil, to understand the science involved in the production and use of fertilizer and to appreciate the historical role and contribution of fertilizer to the food chain,” West said.

TFI has established a search committee and has retained the services of Spencer Stuart, a search firm, to help find a replacement for West.

TFI was formed in 1969 after a merger of the National Plant Food Institute and the Agricultural Nitrogen Institute.

By: Frank Zaworski
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