Our Leaders

Doe Run is led by a team of metals and mining industry leaders. Our Executive Team provides leadership to the company and the industry at large through active involvement in multiple metals and mining industry organizations, by supporting community organizations, and through their commitment to balance Doe Run’s economic stability with environmental and community responsibilities.

Meet Our Leadership

Matthew D. Wohl

President and Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Wohl was promoted to president and CEO of Doe Run in 2021 and leads the implementation of Doe Run’s long-term strategy. Prior to his promotion, he served several years as vice president – law and general counsel and was promoted to president in 2020. As a member of the executive team since 2011, Wohl has also been active in the review of Doe Run’s operations and leading the company’s IT, communications, and land groups.

Under Matthew’s leadership Doe Run is advancing it’s proprietary hydrometallurgical work at the company’s research and technology center. As CEO, Matthew is committed to bringing the work of Doe Run’s scientists and engineers from the pilot phase, through demonstration to commercial success in order to supply the U.S. with domestic access to vital base metals and critical minerals.

When he joined the company in 2009, Matthew brought more than a decade of legal expertise in corporate and commercial law, both as outside and in-house counsel. This experience gave him a strong foundation for understanding the complex issues and regulatory policies that impact the lead industry.

“When I talk to our employees, I feel their enthusiasm for our business and their desire to help others learn about the role minerals and metals play in our lives. This is more important now than ever as we support the battery technologies required to meet the critical needs of our country, like clean energy. Thanks to Doe Run’s history of innovation and forward-looking research and development, we are well-positioned to be essential to this growth.”

Matthew received both an undergraduate degree in economics and political economy, and a master’s degree in political economy and public policy, from Washington University in St. Louis. Matthew’s law degree is from St. Louis University.

Tony Bogolin

Executive Vice President – Finance and Human Resources, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer

Tony Bogolin leads the Doe Run finance, human resources, and supply chain teams to achieve growth through proactive financial, strategic and operational guidance. Tony believes fiscal responsibility and a progressive approach to managing our workforce and supply chain are critical to enabling Doe Run’s success.

“By hiring those with the right skillset and giving them the tools they need, we can be good stewards of the human and financial resources necessary to support the operations and manage both the day-to-day business and strategically position us for the future. Our support teams work closely with the operations team to ensure that they always have what they need to continue delivering quality products to our customers.”

Tony joined Doe Run in 2019 as treasurer, where he led the company’s treasury management, credit and collections, and financing activities. Over the years, he has taken on greater responsibilities including finance, human resources and supply chain.

Tony is a certified public accountant with over 30 years of knowledge and expertise, including executive-level responsibilities for finance, accounting, HR and operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Truman State University.

Ross Conner

J. Ross Conner

Vice President – Exploration and Strategic Planning

J. Ross Conner leads Doe Run’s Exploration Department and the company’s strategic plans for growth and delivery of vital base metals and critical minerals.

Throughout his career, Ross has overseen all aspects of the mining business, including exploration, geology, underground mine production, smelting, environmental systems, and sustainable development initiatives. His extensive experience in the mining sector guides his role in Doe Run’s strategic planning process. He also has a significant role in the development of large and critical projects important to Doe Run’s future.

“Doe Run has been mining one of the greatest base metal ore bodies in North America for decades, and it is a real privilege to be part of the exploration team charged with finding and developing new mineral resources. I have also had the opportunity of working with Doe Run’s technology group developing leading edge technology in the recovery of base metals both in the mining and recycle space.”

With more than 40 years in the mining and metals industry, Ross has been involved in many significant projects. He is a frequent lecturer at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and was a member of a four-person team that developed The Mining Association of Canada’s “Towards Sustainable Mining” (TSM) standard. This globally recognized and award-winning sustainability program supports mining companies to meet society’s needs for minerals, metals, and energy products in the most socially, economically , and environmentally responsible way.

Ross holds a master’s degree in environment and management from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia and a bachelor of science degree in specialist geology from Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba.

Lou Magdits

Vice President – Sales and Marketing

As a member of the Doe Run’s executive team Lou Magdits leads the transportation and metals sales and marketing department and is recognized as an expert throughout the global lead industry.

“I’ve been in this industry a long time. And what continues to energize me is how important the lead battery industry is to accomplishing clean energy storage goals and the new technologies that will dramatically improve how minerals are converted into metals and ultimately batteries. I want to help drive that energy transition and it starts with our mines, mills and recycling plant. This role enables me to leverage what we do operationally, with customers and markets across the globe.”

In 1991 Lou joined what today is Buick Resource Recycling as it was being converted from a primary to secondary smelter. He played a significant role in establishing the supply chain of raw materials and negotiating contracts with battery manufacturers, ammunition producers and other lead metal manufacturers critical to converting the primary smelter to a secondary smelter.

Lou has over 40 years in the metals industry in various roles, including supervising metal and raw material purchases; sales of lead, specialty alloys and other co-products; customer service; production planning; and metal contract negotiations with global manufacturers.

He received a dual bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and business from the University of Scranton, Magdits also holds an MBA (Finance) from Wilkes University. He is a board member of the American Tin Trade Association and active in civic roles in his hometown of Rolla, Missouri.

Brian Mangogna

Vice President – Operations and Chief Operating Officer

Brian Mangogna brings 25 years of Doe Run experience to the role of vice president – operations and chief operating officer. In his role he oversees day-to-day operations for the company’s mining and metals operations, providing oversight and strategic guidance of Doe Run’s battery recycling plant as well as its mines and mills.

“Doe Run has a long history of being a preferred global provider of lead, zinc and copper – three base metals that enable modern society. We also have resources and technologies that can recover cobalt, nickel, tin and antimony from resources within our control, whether ore bodies or metals byproducts. These metals have never been more important to U.S. mineral security. I look forward to bringing forward new technologies to diversify and sustain our operations for future generations.”

Beginning his career as a metallurgist, Brian advanced to roles as mill manager and general manager for SEMO. During his tenure, he has overseen ISO environmental certification at each mill location, improved metallurgy and metal recovery, and developed more efficient processes for shipping Doe Run’s lead and zinc concentrates globally.

Brian received a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri S&T) and a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University. Brian resides with his family in Salem, Missouri.

Michael Montgomery

Vice President – Environmental, Health and Safety

Michael Montgomery brings a well-rounded perspective to his role of vice president – environmental, health and safety to help Doe Run meet its commitments to employee safety, environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance.

“Core to being a sustainable company is having the right priorities in place. By protecting our people and our shared environment, we help ensure that Doe Run can continue to meet the global demand for lead for years to come.”

In this role, Michael leads Doe Run’s EHS group in implementing our commitment to sustainable operations, identifying and minimizing risk, analyzing systems and processes to monitor compliance and continuing to strengthen our relationships with regulatory agencies. He also oversees the company’s Sustainability Governance Team.

For nearly a decade, he has supported Doe Run’s regulatory compliance efforts, starting as senior attorney and rising to director of regulatory affairs before being named vice president. Prior to joining Doe Run, Michael represented companies from various industrial sectors in remediation and regulatory compliance matters as outside counsel. Before attending law school, Michael worked as a field environmental specialist, environmental engineer and civil engineer.

He earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, a master’s of science in environmental engineering from Lamar University and a bachelor’s of science in civil engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology).

Crystal Saling

Vice President – Law and General Counsel

Crystal Saling serves on Doe Run’s executive team as vice president – law and general counsel, dedicated to protecting and sustaining the organization and its employees.

“We work in a complex industry with its own unique challenges but also tremendous opportunities for the future. I’m thrilled to work with so many talented and dedicated people and to help our company grow and thrive.”

Since joining Doe Run in 2012 as a paralegal, Crystal has provided counsel to the company in various areas of law including labor and employment, real estate transactions, and workers’ compensation. She has also managed corporate governance efforts and legal risk mitigation and directed litigation defense efforts.

Crystal was named In House Counsel of the Year by Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly in 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a juris doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law.

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