Meet the Leadership Team

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Director of Business Development

Mr. Fowler has substantial international executive experience in the mining, fertilizer, chemical and transportation industries. Mr. Fowler served as President of Freeport…



Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Engineering & Operations

Mr. Blake has extensive experience in international mining and mineral processing operations. Mr. Blake served as Senior Vice President of Cliffs Natural…



Chief Executive Officer

Timothy Cotton is the Chief Executive Officer for JDC Development and has extensive management and business development experience in the phosphate and…


Trainham, Ph.D.

Director of Technology

Before joining JDC Phosphate he was a RTI (Research Triangle Institute) International — vice president and distinguished fellow. His work at RTI…



E Vice President - Environment, Health & Safety

Upon graduation from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Mr. Vignovic began his environmental career as a permit…


Handman, P.E.

Director of Engineering

Lawrence M. Handman serves as Chief Engineer for JDC. He is also the General Manager and Owner of HTH Incorporated and is…

Board of Directors

Timothy Cotton

JDCDevelopment Chief Executive Officer

Samuel Cole

Principal at the Stonecutter Capital Management LLC, a major shareholder of JDC

Farouk Chaouni (Executive Chairman)

Chairman of the Agrifos group including Vulcan Phosphates, JDC’s largest investor.

Tip Fowler

JDCDevelopment Director of Business Development

Ronald Cambre

Former Chairman and CEO of Newmont Mining Corporation.

Christopher Fountas

General Partner of Arsenal Venture Partners, a multi stage venture capital firm.

Steve Paxton

Fertilizer marketing executive with 35+ years experience in the sector.

Pedro Ribeiro Santos

Executive Director at ESV, venture capital firm focused on technology based companies and innovation.

Transformational Technology

No Phosphogypsum - Valuable Co-product Instead