Cyanco Names Global Chemical Industry Veteran David Ming as Chief Executive Officer
Sugar Land, TX., February 24, 2023 – Cyanco, a leading global producer of mineral extraction technologies, today announced that David Ming has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.
Ming brings more than 30 years of leadership experience across the global industrial and chemical sectors, having served in a range of commercial, operations, and business development roles. He joins Cyanco from Huntsman Corporation where he most recently served as Vice President of its Performance Products business in the Americas. Prior to that, he served in a similar role for the company’s APAC region. During his time at Huntsman, he oversaw the significant growth as well as strong financial performance of his product segments.
“David is an exceptional leader, and it is exciting to welcome him to Cyanco,” said Terrence Hahn, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “He brings a proven track record of executing on operational and strategic initiatives to drive sustainable growth for businesses globally. With his deep industry experience, collaborative leadership approach, and focus on innovation and safety, David is the ideal next leader for Cyanco.”
Prior to Huntsman, Ming held senior leadership roles at INVISTA, a Koch Industries company, and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., in both the United States and Asia. Ming began his career in the U.S. Air Force where he served for four years, earning the rank of Captain. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and received a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton.
Hahn concluded: “We’re proud that Cyanco has become the mining industry’s most trusted sodium cyanide partner. In recent years, we’ve modernized our operational capabilities, invested in infrastructure to enhance safety, and strategically expanded our network. We look forward to building on this great momentum in our next chapter under David’s leadership.”
Ming added: “I’m honored to join Cyanco’s proven leadership team at such a dynamic time for the company. With its well-established market position, we’ll look to further build on our best-in-class capabilities and services to become an even stronger partner to our global customers. I’m excited to work alongside the people of Cyanco to capture distinct growth opportunities while always maintaining our core values of safety, reliability, and efficiency. “
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