HOUSTON - KMG Chemicals, Inc. announced Monday the promotion of Neal Butler, President and COO, to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
He is succeeding David Hatcher who resigned as CEO, but who will remain Chairman of the Board.
Butler joined KMG in March 2004 as COO, was promoted to President in February 2005, and appointed a Director in February 2007. He will retain these positions in addition to serving as CEO.
Before joining KMG, Butler was President and CEO of Naturize BioSciences, which specializes in biological treatments for the turf, crop and plant care markets. Earlier, he held various senior management positions with Zeneca Agrochemicals and ISK Biosciences. He began his career with Diamond Shamrock and later Fermenta ASC.
KMG Chemicals produces and distributes specialty chemicals to carefully focused markets. Its wholly owned subsidiary, KMG Bernuth, Inc. is a global provider of products to the wood treating and agricultural industries.