Xingfa Expands Executive Team to Meet Increasing U.S. Customer Demand for Phosphates

Xingfa announces two new appointments in the U.S. to lead continued
growth in North America

NAPERVILLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hubei
Xingfa
, a Fortune 500 company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange
(SSE) and the largest manufacturer of fine
phosphates
in China, announced today two new executive appointments
in North America. J. Bryan Kitchen joins the Xingfa team as President,
North America and Larry Esposito has been appointed as Business Vice
President, Food and Beverage, Pharma and Infrastructure for Xingfa.


“We are pleased to welcome Bryan and Larry to the Xingfa team,” said Li
Guozhang, chairman of Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group Co., Ltd. “Their
collective experience across multiple markets and proven track record in
driving profitability make them uniquely qualified to lead Xingfa’s
continued growth in North America, which will help our company to meet
increasing customer demand for reliable, sustainable, high-quality
phosphates.”

In his new role, Kitchen will be responsible for delivering accelerated,
localized growth in Xingfa’s Food and Beverage, Agriculture, Pharma and
Nutrition, and Industrial Specialties operating segments by equipping
the region with strategies and resources necessary to grow and optimize
Xingfa’s North America operations.

Most recently, Kitchen was Vice President of Business Operations, IT/IS
and Legal for ANGUS Chemical Company. He played an instrumental role in
establishing global, stand-alone capabilities post-divestiture from Dow
Chemical while also providing business oversight for the Greater China
and Latin America regions. Prior to joining ANGUS, Kitchen held a
variety of business development and operations roles within The Dow
Chemical Company and Dow AgroSciences. While holding these positions, he
was responsible for driving growth and leading teams that established
new industry benchmarks for cost, localized service, product launch
cycle-time, sustainability and the management of a highly complex
product mix across regulated, semi-regulated and non-regulated markets.

Larry Esposito is a chemical industry veteran with significant
international management experience in the food, pharma and nutritional
markets. He has held executive roles at multinational chemical
companies, including Rhone-Poulenc, Rhodia and Innophos. For the last
several years, Esposito has also served on the board of directors for
the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the leading trade association for
the dietary supplement industry. In his new position, Esposito will be
responsible for growing Xingfa’s presence in the North America food and
beverage, pharma and infrastructure markets. In addition, he will
oversee all sales and marketing efforts to promote Xingfa’s leading
global role in phosphates and develop key channels to market to and work
with customers directly—to serve their requirements locally and globally.

For more information on Xingfa, visit www.xingfausa.com.

About Hubei Xingfa

Hubei Chemicals Group Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Xingfa) was
established in 1994 with its world headquarters located in Xingshan
County, Yichang City, Hubei Province, PRC. With its North American
operations based in Naperville, IL, USA, the company focuses on
developing, producing and marketing a series of phosphorus chemicals and
fine chemicals.

Through 20 years of development and innovation, Xingfa is now regarded
as the largest manufacturer of fine phosphates in China, as well as the
largest producer of DMSO in the world. Xingfa has been listed on the
Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) since 1999 under stock code 600141 and
ranks 399th among Fortune 500 companies in China.


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