Covia Makes Executive Appointments

Covia announced that Duncan Stuart has joined the company as executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary, effective immediately. Stuart joins Covia after having served in senior legal positions over his 28 years at The Dow Chemical Co.

Through his tenure at Dow, he gained global experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions and strategy, litigation, operations, human resources, commercial, governance and intellectual property.

Stuart’s experience also includes serving as a partner at Bankston & McCollum in Anchorage, Alaska, with emphasis in complex financial institution and construction litigation. He has served on many nonprofit boards, including recently serving as chair for the Midland (MI) Area Community Foundation.

He also is currently on the board for the United Way of Midland (Mich.) County. He earned both his J.D. and B.S. in chemical engineering degrees from the University of Michigan and is admitted to practice before numerous state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition, Stuart is currently a stakeholder representative to the American Cancer Society’s Extramural Research and Training Peer Review Program for Translational Cancer Research, focusing on tumor biology and genomics.

Shawn Williams, chairman of the board and acting chief executive officer, commented, “I am pleased to have Duncan join our Covia team. The board and leadership team welcome him and look forward to the critical impact that his extensive legal experience will bring to Covia.”

Covia also announced that Lillian Etzkorn joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Oct. 11. Etzkorn joins Covia from Shiloh Industries, where she has served as senior vice president and CFO since 2018.

She succeeds Andrew Eich, who was promoted to president on June 1, and continued to serve as CFO while the company completed its search. Etzkorn’s experience also includes serving as CFO of CPI Card Group, vice president of treasury and senior director investor relations for Dana Inc., and a variety of senior-level financial positions with Ford Motor Co.

She currently serves as an independent director and member of the audit committee for Matthews International in addition to serving on its finance committee.

Etzkorn earned her M.B.A. in finance from the University of Michigan and B.A. in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.

“On behalf of the board and the management team, I want to welcome Lillian to Covia, and look forward to the significant leadership and financial expertise she brings to our company that will be instrumental in positioning Covia for future success,” Williams stated.

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