Midwest Fertilizer Company LLC

Management Team


Les Wright is the interim President and CEO of Midwest Fertilizer Company LLC. In addition, he will remain Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Wright has held a number of senior financial leadership roles within Cargill, Incorporated including the position of Worldwide Fertilizer Controller. He also served as CFO at Saskferco Products Inc. and Lilydale Inc. Wright's senior leadership responsibilities have included internal and external financial reporting including auditor interface, value preservation, tax and treasury functions, risk management, and Information technology. He will continue to lead those functions at Midwest Fertilizer. Wright has also supported startup and acquisition/divestiture projects. He earned his bachelors' degrees in English and Commerce (Accounting/IT) from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Accountant (Canada).


Michal Chorlton is currently working as a consultant to Midwest Fertilizer Company LLC after serving as President and CEO in the past. Before this, Chorlton served as President and CEO of Saskerco Products Incs, a fertilizer joint venture startup as part of Cargill Limited and the government of Saskatchewan. He also served as President and CEO of Parkland Fuel Corporation, Canada's largest independent fuel marketer and held a variety of management roles at Exxon Chemical. Chorlton's general management background will continue at Midwest Fertilizer in his executive consulting role, where he will guide development of all aspects of the company. He earned his engineering degree from McGill University and his MBA from the University of British Columbia.