Human Resources Director, OCI Americas
Beth brings to Iowa Fertilizer more than 26 years of progressive experience in all aspects of human resources in corporate, manufacturing, distributions environments, and public entities with more than 21 years of professional human resources experience in the nitrogen fertilizer industry. As a Senior Leadership Team member at Iowa Fertilizer, Beth is uniquely specialized in her role, gaining her experience from tenures with Terra Industries, Land O’Lakes Inc. and Agriliance, LLC.
Beth is skilled in aligning human resources management practices with organizational strategic goals. Beth has extensive experience in all functional areas of human resources including succession planning, talent recruitment and management, and organizational structure development.
Prior to joining Iowa Fertilizer, Beth served as Director of Human Resources for Gerkin Windows and Doors in South Sioux City, Nebraska. While there, she was responsible for leading and providing oversight on all aspects of human resources, including policy creation and review, employee benefits, employee relations, recruitment and selection, safety and workers compensation, and employee discipline.
Beth gained public sector experience while working as Assistant Director of Human Resources for Sioux City Community Schools. She was responsible for personnel related functions for the non-certified staff at the school district, including union contract negotiation and interpretation, employee record retention procedures and processes, employee relations, recruiting and selection, and employee discipline and discharge.
Beth earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Briar Cliff College, and an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting from Western Iowa Tech Community College. She has completed 14 hours towards a Master of Human Resources Development.
Senior Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager
With more than 30 years of experience working in chemical manufacturing, Holly Ritter serves as Iowa Fertilizer Company’s Senior Health, Safety, and Environment Manager. In that capacity, she works with the company’s leadership team and employees to ensure the facility is one of safest and most environmentally friendly in the nation.
Prior to working at Iowa Fertilizer Company, she spent more than two decades in health, safety, and environmental management at DuPont including a global role supporting the company’s 42 Electronics and Communications division facilities around the world. Additionally, her experience with DuPont includes serving ad EHS Manager in Belle, West Virginia and EHS Manager of Biosciences based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Holly holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa and a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Maryland. Additionally, she earned a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Management from Duke University. Today, Holly is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
A native of the Midwest, Holly and her husband Mick have three sons who attended high school in Fort Madison.