Minerals Technologies Inc.

AMCOL International Announces Changes to Executive Leadership


Source: Minerals Technologies Inc.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/12 -- The Board of Directors of AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) has appointed Patrick Carpenter as President of AMCOL's Environmental segment. Mr. Carpenter has been with the company for 20 years working within management roles for the Building Materials and Lining Technologies businesses.

Ryan McKendrick, Chief Executive Officer and President of AMCOL, commented, 'Patrick has played a key role in building a strong position for AMCOL within the Building Materials and Lining Technologies markets. Patrick's extensive knowledge of the Environment Segment will be a great benefit to the segment management teams in addressing today's challenges.'

Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, AMCOL has five reporting segments: Minerals, Environmental, Oilfield Services, Transportation and Corporate. The Minerals segment produces and markets specialty minerals and related materials used as a performance additive in industrial goods and consumer products. The Environmental segment manufactures and markets engineered materials used in, and provides related services for, construction, waste containment and civil infrastructure applications. The Oilfield Services segment provides this industry with water treatment and related services. AMCOL's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'ACO.' The Company's website is www.amcol.com.

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