Covia, a provider of mineral-based and material solutions for the Industrial and Energy markets, announced that Chris Nagel will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 15, 2023.
Nagel joins Covia from Leaf Home, where he served as CFO since 2019. Prior to his tenure at Leaf Home, he served as CFO of Springs Window Fashions, Fairmount Santrol and Scotts Miracle-Gro. Across these companies, he has executed a number of acquisitions, the sale of Springs to another private equity firm, and an accelerated IPO of Fairmount Santrol.
Previously, Nagel’s roles at Scotts Miracle-Gro included overseeing investor relations, strategy, and business development. Chris was named as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business CFOs of the Year in 2015 and previously served on the board of the Cleveland Zoological Society. He received his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.
Andrew Eich, president and chief executive officer, commented, “On behalf of the board and the management team, I want to welcome Chris to Covia. With his extensive financial expertise, familiarity with the industry, and significant leadership experience, Chris will bring an important dimension to the Covia Team as we continue to grow.”