Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. has appointed Fredric “Fritz” Corrigan as Director and Board Chair of the company.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Corrigan to the Ostara board,” said Ostara co-founder and CEO, Phillip Abrary. “His global industry experience and impressive track record bring valuable strategic insight that will position Ostara as the global leader in economically preserving water resources and help us build a world-class enhanced efficiency nutrients business.”
A respected fertilizer industry veteran, Corrigan spent the majority of his career at Cargill Inc., where he rose from trainee to Executive Vice President, overseeing the global fertilizer and salt businesses along with more than a dozen other business units and projects. In 2004, he led the merger of IMC Global and Cargill’s Crop Nutrition Business that resulted in the creation of The Mosaic Co., the world’s leading producer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Corrigan served as the company’s founding president and CEO until his retirement in 2007. Currently, he serves on the boards of several companies and actively coaches and mentors CEOs.
“I am impressed by Ostara’s innovative technology and the significant value it brings to water treatment and resource recovery,” said Corrigan. “I also enjoy working with entrepreneurs and look forward to being part of the company’s growth and expansion over the coming years.”
A leader in nutrient recovery, Ostara’s technology has been installed at five facilities in North America, including a demonstration plant to treat industrial process water. The company will add three more facilities by mid-2013, including its first European plant, in the UK.
Nutrients recovered through the company’s proprietary technology are transformed into a slow-release, environmentally responsible fertilizer marketed under the brand Crystal Green. Used in blends by growers throughout North America, Crystal Green’s slow-release formulation provides a season-long supply of nutrients to plants and significantly reduces the risk of leaching and runoff into adjacent waterways.