Calcium Products, Inc. announced that it has named Mike Hogan as the next CEO of Calcium Products, Inc. Hogan succeeds Larry Moore, who founded and grew the business into one of the largest producers of pelletized limestone and gypsum in the world.
Hogan joins Calcium Products following a 24 year career with John Deere, where he was most recently the business director and factory manager for one of Deere's tractor divisions in Augusta, Georgia.
Previously he was the general manager for Deere's sprayer business in the Netherlands and also managed certain tractor operations for Deere in Waterloo, Iowa. Hogan is an Iowa native and attended Iowa State University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He also has an MBA from the University of Chicago.
"Larry Moore has done an outstanding job of building a strong team and establishing Calcium Products as the market leader in pelletized limestone and gypsum," Hogan said. "These innovative products improve crop yield and I'm excited to have the opportunity to lead the company into the future."
Calcium Products recently opened a second plant in Fort Dodge, Iowa to meet increasing customer demand. The new plant complements the company's existing operations in Fort Dodge as well as its pelletized limestone plant in Gilmore City, Iowa.
"Our main goals this year were to expand the operations and recruit a new CEO to take advantage of the growth opportunities facing the company," said founder Larry Moore. "Mike is a talented leader with great Midwestern values; his past achievements will ensure Calcium Products continues as the industry leader in pelletized products." Moore plans to stay on with the company in a consulting capacity.