Midwest Fertilizer Company LLC

Management Team


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.


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).

Rod Oglesby

A military veteran who served for seven years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator, Oglesby has worked in the fertilizer industry for 22 years in a variety of leadership roles at manufacturing facilities in both the U.S. and Argentina. Most recently, Oglesby was plant manager at the Agrium nitrogen expansion project facility in Borger, Texas. During his career, he has held positions as a technical service engineer, plant manager and vice president of operations. Oglesby graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering.

Bob Ellis

Ellis has 35 years in the energy industry with extensive experience in project engineering, construction management, and procurement management. Ellis has been in Evansville for nearly four years as vice president of business development with Skanska USA Civil Midwest. As part of his 27 year career with Duke Energy, Ellis spent 20 years at the Gibson Generating Station in Gibson County, Indiana. Ellis received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.