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, after serving as vice president – law and general counsel. As a member of the executive team since 2011, Wohl has served the dual role of leading all aspects of the company’s legal efforts, as well as participating in the review of Doe Run’s operations and leading the company’s IT, communications and land and remediation groups.

During Matthew’s tenure, he has led state and federal advocacy work to protect Missouri’s lead industry, guided the company through tremendous regulatory change, and built a highly competent legal department to support the company’s strategic direction.

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 on 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, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Tony Bogolin leads the Doe Run finance 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 supply chain are both critical to enabling Doe Run to continue to achieve success:

“Solid fiscal practices are a critical cornerstone for any business. At Doe Run, our accounting and finance department works to support the operations and provide the financial tools to manage both the day-to-day business and strategically position us for the future. Our supply chain team works closely with the operations team to ensure that they always have what they need to continue delivering quality products to our customers.”

Tony joined the Doe Run team in 2019 as treasurer, where he led the company’s treasury management, credit and collections, and financing activities. In addition to finance and supply chain, Tony has also led the company’s HR team.

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, Resource Recycling facility and the Central Lab. Along with his team, Ross manages both the beginning and end of the infinite lead lifecycle by locating new ore bodies as well as overseeing the recycling of spent lead batteries and other lead materials. In addition to exploration, Ross oversees the company’s Central Lab, which provides critical analysis in support of exploration functions, operations and research activities. Doe Run’s Metals Division – represented by the Buick Resource Recycling facility – also reports to Ross. This facility plays a vital role in the circular economy of lead batteries by recycling spent lead batteries and other lead-bearing material and returning it to battery and other manufacturers.

“I am very pleased to be a part of the dynamic team that CEO, Matt Wohl has put together here at Doe Run. 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 resources to feed the mining operation. Doe Run is also on the leading edge of processing technology development in the battery recycling space.”

Ross has over 40 years of experience in the mining and metals industry. His experience includes exploration geology, underground mine production, smelting, environmental systems and sustainable development initiatives.

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

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.

Jan Lott

Vice President – Human Resources

Jan Lott joined the executive team in December 2021 as Vice President – Human Resources. In this role, she leads the company in setting human resources strategies and organization change efforts to enable Doe Run to better meet the needs of our customers and the markets we serve. More specifically, Jan is responsible for attracting, retaining and developing talent in support of achieving our business objectives. She also oversees benefits, compensation, recruiting, employee relations, and organization development.

“I’m passionate about helping the company achieve its business objectives through its many talented employees. As we continue to meet the world’s growing demand for lead, we will diligently strive to be the top employer.”

When she joined the team, Jan brought multiple decades of human resources leadership experience from various organizations that are leaders in their industries.

Jan holds a master’s degree in psychology from University of Missouri – St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lindenwood University. She is also a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional.

Brian Mangogna

Vice President – Chief Operating Officer

Brian Mangogna brings more than 20 years of Doe Run experience to lead the company’s Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO). As the vice president – mining and milling, Brian oversees the more than 650 employees at Doe Run’s six mines and four mills in the Viburnum Trend, which supply the globe with lead, copper and zinc concentrates.

“We operate one of the largest lead mining districts in the world, right here in Missouri. Many of us who work in our mines and mills have lived in this region for generations, and we understand the important role that mining and minerals plays, not just in our own local economy but in supporting a modern society. I’m inspired to know that the concentrates we produce here are being used globally to start vehicles, support communications and back-up power, and create cleaner energy infrastructure.”

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 University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri S&T) and a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University.

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. In this role, she also oversees the company’s IT department.

“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.

Saling 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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