CLAYTON, Mo. – Olin Corp. has announced the promotion of John E. Fischer from senior vice president and CFO to president and COO, taking on some of the role of Joseph D. Rupp. who will continue as chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
The move was effective on Sunday. Rupp had held the president’s role since 2002.
Fischer, 58, has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer since October 2010 and as vice president and chief financial officer from May 2005 through October 2010.
He joined Olin in 1989 as a director of finance and was the vice president and chief financial officer for Primex Technologies, Inc., a spin-off of Olin’s aerospace and defense businesses, before rejoining Olin in 2004. He holds a bachelor’s in accounting and economics from Franklin Marshall College and a master’s in finance from Pennsylvania State University.
The company also announced promotion of Todd A. Slater, 50, from vice president, finance and controller to vice president and CFO
Slater has served as vice president, finance and controller since October 2010 and as vice president and controller from 2005 to 2010. He joined Olin in 2002 as the financial officer for the Metals Group, and prior to that was the vice president and chief financial officer of Chase Industries Inc., which was acquired by Olin in 2002. He holds a bachelor’s in mathematics and accounting from Hillsdale College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Also promoted is Randee N. Sumner from financial officer for the Chemicals Distribution Business to vice president and controller
Sumner, 40, has served as the financial officer for the Chemicals Distribution business since January 2013 and as assistant controller from 2010 to December 2012. She was the director of Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting from 2008 through 2010. Randee joined Olin in 2006 and holds a BS in accounting from Southern Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Olin Corp.is a manufacturer concentrated in three business segments: Chlor Alkali Products, Chemical Distribution and Winchester. Chlor Alkali Products, with nine U. S. manufacturing facilities and one Canadian manufacturing facility, produces chlorine and caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, bleach products and potassium hydroxide. Chemical Distribution manufactures bleach products and distributes caustic soda, bleach products, potassium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid. Winchester, with its principal manufacturing facilities in East Alton, Ill., and Oxford, MS, produces and distributes sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges.