Meet the Morton leadership team. Together they guide Morton’s long-term strategy for success in the marketplace and workplace. Get to know the team.
Christian Herrmann —
Chief Executive Officer
Christian Herrmann is Chief Executive Officer of Morton Salt, Inc., a leader in the North American salt market for more than 160 years. Christian became CEO on October 1, 2012. In this role, he is responsible for directing the company’s strategy and operations in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas. Prior to joining Morton Salt, Inc., a K+S Group Company, Christian served as head of Investor Relations for K+S.
Daron Hines —
Vice President, Consumer & Industrial
Daron Hines is Vice President of Morton’s Consumer & Industrial businesses. In this role, he leads sales and marketing efforts including innovation, pricing, e-commerce and other key strategies and initiatives to drive profitable growth across our markets and channels in North and South America. Daron joined Morton Salt in May of 2018.
Denise Lauer —
Chief Marketing Officer
Denise Lauer is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Morton Salt. She is the company’s first CMO. In this role, Denise drives Morton Salt’s brand vision and strategy in the marketplace and workplace. She also leads a marketing center of excellence that includes brand strategy, marketing communications, research and insights, consumer affairs, public relations, digital and social media, graphic design, employee communications, and community engagement. Since joining Morton Salt in 2011, Denise has played a pivotal role in the company’s modernization and transformation efforts. She was appointed to the CMO role in 2017.
Jennifer McCormick —
Vice President, Operations
Jennifer McCormick is Morton Salt’s Vice President of Operations and is responsible for all of the company’s mining, production and processing facilities. She also oversees various functions related to operations, including quality, environment and operations technical support. She assumed this position in 2017.
Tim McKean —
Chief Financial Officer and
Vice President, Finance
Tim McKean is Morton Salt’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. He leads the company’s Finance and Accounting functions, as well as its financial systems and controls, and forecasting and planning process. He assumed this role in August 2014.
Betsey Nohe —
Vice President, Supply Chain
Elizabeth (Betsey) Nohe joined Morton Salt in 2011 as Vice President of Supply Chain. In this newly-created role, she is responsible for leading the company’s supply chain function across all company operations.
Dan Thompson —
Vice President, Bulk Deicing Sales & Marketing
Dan Thompson is Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the company’s Bulk Deicing business, which provides bulk salt to municipalities, state departments of transportation, government agencies and roadway maintenance contractors for highway and roadway deicing during the winter season. He joined Morton Salt in 2013.
Chad E. Walker —
Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
In May 2015, Chad Walker joined Morton Salt as Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, he serves as chief legal counsel responsible for leading Morton Salt’s Legal function across all businesses and operations in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas. He oversees all of Morton’s legal matters, including corporate governance and compliance, risk, intellectual property and litigation.