Leadership Team

Gregg Jones, President & CEO
Gregg Jones, President & CEO Gregg joined EP Minerals in 2003 and was previously the Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. Gregg is responsible for leading and directing the company's strategy and growth initiatives, and expansions into new domestic and global markets. Gregg has transformed the company with the EP Way, a unique culture-driven program based on the company's mission and vision. Prior to joining EP Minerals, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Plastics Division, for Rock Tenn Company. Gregg also worked at Union Camp Corporation (now International Paper), Imerys and UCB Films. He has significant general management, operations, international sales, strategic marketing, and business development experience across a variety of industrial businesses and over 25+ years domestic and international leadership experience. Gregg holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, an MS in Chemistry and an MBA from Syracuse University in New York.
Tammi Scott, Chief Financial Officer
Tammi Scott, Chief Financial Officer In September 2008, Tammi joined EP Minerals as Controller; she was promoted to Vice President of Finance and IT in May 2009 and in 2011 promoted to CFO. Prior to joining the Company, she held various corporate controller positions in the manufacturing and distribution industries. She is well-versed in both publicly- and privately-held businesses and has managed high-level banking relationships, including covenants and negotiations. Additionally, Tammi is experienced in filing 10Ks, 10Qs, and multiple S-1s. She graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in Business and a concentration in Accounting.
Scott Palm, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation
Scott Palm, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development Scott Palm, VP of Strategy and Innovation, manages our mergers and acquisitions, business development and research and development activities. Scott joined EP Minerals in 2014 and held prior strategic and general management positions in the industrial minerals, building materials and advanced materials industries. Earlier in his career, he played a key role in shaping the structure of the world's diatomite and perlite industries through a series of acquisitions and greenfield developments, and he is an inventor/co-inventor of ten US patents and eight US patents pending for products and processes related to diatomite, perlite, filtration, functional additives, document security and micro-optics. Palm holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Chris Coley, General Counsel
Chris Coley, General Counsel Chris joined the Company as General Counsel in February 2012. Prior to that, Chris served as General Counsel for Altairnano, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed corporation using patented nanotechnology for battery storage applications throughout the world. In this role, Chris was responsible for all legal issues coming before Altairnano, including SEC compliance. Additionally, he has held a number of in-house positions over his career including General Counsel for a wholly-owned subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company. Chris has 20 years of corporate/commercial legal experience together with five years of commercial banking. He spent the beginning of his legal career at one of Nevada's largest and most highly regarded law firms, Lionel Sawyer & Collins. Chris holds a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law and a M.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois.
Julie McGuire, Vice President of Human Resources
Julie McGuire, Vice President of Human Resources Julie joined the Company as the Vice President of Human Resources in 2011. She has held executive-level HR positions in both the public and private sectors. Julie's industry experience includes manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, technology, transportation, healthcare and mining. Her areas of expertise include employee and labor relations, organizational development, total rewards, recruiting and compliance. She holds a BS in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Nevada, and holds numerous human resources certifications.
Al Kaczanowski, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
Al Kaczanowski, Vice President of Marketing Al joined EP Minerals in 2004 as a Regional Sales Manager and has been Americas Sales Director since 2007. Prior to that, Al was a Regional Sales Manager for ECC International (Imerys) and was a Chemical Engineer and Product Development Engineer for Union Camp Corporation (International Paper). Al has an engineering degree from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Old Dominion University.
Jon Godla, Vice President of Operations
Jon Godla, Vice President of Operations Jon joined EP Minerals in 2011 and brings over 30 years of mining and operational management experience to his role overseeing all operations, engineering and capital improvements, as well as managing procurement, logistics, quality and continuous improvement. Prior to joining EP Minerals, Jon held several management positions with Rio Tinto, Luzenac, OMYA and Marathon Oil. Jon holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University.