Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> June 3, 1999
James P. Mooney – Om Group Inc
JAMES P. MOONEY is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of
OM Group, Inc., a position he has held since 1991. OM Group, Inc. is a
leading, vertically integrated international producer and marketer of
value-added, metal-based specialty chemicals, with operations on five
continents and annual sales of approximately $6 billion. From 1979-1991,
Mr. Mooney was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mooney
Chemicals, Inc. Mr. Mooney managed the family-held $5 million business
of Mooney Chemicals, Inc., until it reached $55 million and merged with
Kokkola Chemicals, a division of Outokumpu Chemical Oy of Finland, to
form OMG in 1991. His professional associations include the National
Paint and Coatings Association; National Federation of Paint Technology,
and Chemicals Management Council (past Officer and Chairman); and the
American Chemistry Council. He is the Chairman of the Cobalt Development
Institute and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland
Clinic Foundation. He has received various honors including Entrepreneur
of the Year in 1996 and most recently was awarded the 2000 George S.
Dively Entrepreneurship Award by the Harvard Business School Club. Mr.
Mooney received a BA in History from Quincy University. Profile
TWST: Can you give us a brief history of your company including an
overview of products and services?
Mr. Mooney: OM Group today is an international producer and marketer of