The Mosaic Co. has appointed Mark Kaplan vice president of its public affairs department and promoted Bo Davis to senior vice president of its Phosphate Operations and Cindy Redding to senior vice president of human resources.
As a member of Mosaic’s senior leadership team, Kaplan will lead Mosaic’s global public affairs group and advance Mosaic’s public affairs initiatives to meet global business objectives. Kaplan will report directly to Mosaic’s president and CEO, Jim Prokopanko, and office in Plymouth. Kaplan previously led Mosaic’s Florida public affairs team. Prior to joining Mosaic, Kaplan served as chief of staff for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. He also held roles as president and general counsel of Carlisle Development Group LLC, executive director of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and a shareholder in law firm Katz, Kutter, Haigler, Alderman Bryant & Yon, P.A. Kaplan earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor with highest honors from Florida State University College of Law, graduating first in class.
Davis has been with Mosaic since the company’s launch in 2004 and joined its senior leadership team in June 2010. Following the merger of IMC Global and Cargill’s crop nutrition business, he served as vice president of mining until 2007, when he was promoted to vice president of Phosphate Operations. Davis holds more than 30 years of experience in the crop nutrient industry, including time as vice president of operations for the fertilizer division of Cargill and in various operating positions for Occidental Chemical. Davis is on the boards of directors for the Florida Phosphate Committee of Continuous Existence and The Mosaic Foundation. Davis earned an associate degree in electronic technology and bachelor’s degree in management.
Redding joined Mosaic as vice president of human resources in July 2007. Prior to this role, she was vice president of human resources for MDU Resources Group Inc., a $5 billion diversified energy and natural resources company. Redding has over 30 years of international and domestic human resources experience in industries including energy, healthcare and packaging. Prior to MDU Resources, she held roles with BP Amoco, Abbott Laboratories and Sonoco Products Company. Redding holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, and a master’s degree in human resources management from Houston Baptist University, Houston.