Minerals Technologies Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed W. Rand Mendez as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of its Paper PCC business unit. Mr. Mendez joins Minerals Technologies Inc. from E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., where he held a variety of operational and product leadership positions across a number of businesses. He will become an officer of Minerals Technologies and a member of the company's management team.
"We are happy to have Rand Mendez join Minerals Technologies," said Joseph C. Muscari, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "He brings more than 32 years of business and leadership experience, and will be a strong addition to our management team. Rand's main focus will be on continuing the growth of Paper PCC through geographic expansion and new product innovation."
Mr. Mendez will succeed D.J. Monagle, III, who was previously named Chief Operating Officer, Specialty Minerals Inc. and the Minteq Group, in February of 2014, but had also maintained responsibility for the company's Paper PCC business as Senior Vice President and Managing Director.
Mr. Mendez joined DuPont in 1982 and assumed positions of increasing responsibility. In 1996, he was appointed Global Business Manager, DuPont Specialty Chemicals. He was subsequently named Sales and Marketing Director, DuPont Surfaces; Business Director, DuPont Safety Resources; and in 2008, Corporate Marketing Director, DuPont Corporate Marketing & Sales.
Rand Mendez holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's of Business Administration, both from Duke University.
New York-based Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based growth company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.725 billion in 2014.