HOUSTON – Dixie Chemical Co. Inc. announced that in March 2016 Michael (Mike) Gromacki was appointed President by the board of directors.

David Evans, Chairman of the Board of Dixie Chemical and Glencoe Diversified Holdings LLC, said, “I am pleased to announce that Mike will be leading our company. He has the vision, the operational experience and the leadership to drive Dixie Chemical to our growth target.”

Gromacki has served Dixie Chemical since March 2009 in progressive roles including Vice President of Operations, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President. He led the turnaround of its manufacturing base, created a market-facing R&D team, rebranded the business for open innovation, and developed significant new accounts and revenue.

Gromacki was previously a Vice President of the former TOTAL S.A. subsidiary Cook Composites & Polymers, a specialty resin manufacturer. He holds board roles in several industry associations, including the American Composites Manufacturers Association.

“It is my privilege to lead Dixie Chemical and our outstanding employees through a period of exciting growth. We have a strong and balanced business, an entrepreneurial culture, and the talent, teamwork, and management systems to support transformative growth,” said Gromacki.