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