23 May 2011

IPNI Board of Directors Elects New Officers


June 1, 2011 - Norcross, Georgia, USA - New officers of the Board of Directors of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) were elected May 22, 2011. The IPNI Board meeting took place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in conjunction with the 79th Annual Conference of the International Fertilizer Industry Association.

Mr. Joachim Felker, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Kassel, Germany, is the new Chairman of the IPNI Board for a two-year term. Mr. Stephen R. Wilson, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CF Industries Holdings, Inc., in Deerfield, Illinois, was elected Vice Chairman of the IPNI Board. Dr. Mhamed Ibnabdeljalil, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Raw Material Procurement at OCP Group in Morocco, was elected Chair of the Finance Committee.

Mike Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Agrium Inc., Calgary, Alberta, concluded his term as Chairman of the IPNI Board of Directors and was recognized for outstanding leadership and service in that role since 2009.

Dr. Terry L. Roberts continues as President of IPNI. “We sincerely thank each of these men for their dedication to furthering the role of science in efficient use of fertilizer in production agriculture. As Chairman of the IPNI Board for the past two years and in other key leadership roles, Mike Wilson has been a very positive force in expanding the agronomic research and education programs of IPNI around the world,” Dr. Roberts emphasized. “We look forward to continued progress with Mr. Felker, Mr. Wilson, and Dr. Ibnabdeljalil in their new roles."

Ref# 11059

PDF of this press release:IPNI-Q2 PR-4 BOD.pdfIPNI-Q2 PR-4 BOD.pdf

Photos: felker.jpgfelker.jpgSRW Photo 2011.TIFSRW Photo 2011.TIFIbnabdeljalil.JPGIbnabdeljalil.JPG

For further information, contact Dr. Terry L. Roberts at IPNI: tel. 1.770.447.0335; e-mail: troberts@ipni.net
Or contact Gavin Sulewski, IPNI Editor: tel: 1.770.447.0335; e-mail: gsulewski@ipni.net