PASADENA, TX – Dixie Chemical Co.’s Board of Directors announced the retirement of Charles (Chuck) Bennett as President and CEO of the company, effective June 1, 2015. As Bennett retires from his day-to-day responsibilities, he will continue to be an investor in Dixie as well as a consultant to the company. In addition, Bennett has agreed to serve on Dixie’s Board of Directors.

The board also announced that Doug Patterson, Vice Chairman of Dixie’s Board of Directors, and Mike Gromacki, Senior Vice President of Dixie, will assume Bennett’s operating responsibilities and continue to lead and direct Dixie’s internal and external growth strategies.