CAMBRIDGE, Ohio—LMI Custom Mixing L.L.C. continues to grow, adding an environmental, health and safety manager as well as a junior chemist to its ranks.
As EHS manager, new hire Nikki Cook will be responsible for the custom mixer's safety culture, ensuring regulatory compliance and developing efficiencies in training, auditing and reporting.
"Cambridge is my hometown, and I am excited to have a career that I am passionate for at a state-of-the-art facility in the town where I grew up," Cook said in a news release. "I want to empower people to speak up. If you see something, say something. Nothing is more important than safety. We must educate, empower, and protect those we work with every day as well as those in our community."
Cook earned a bachelor's in environmental management from Columbian Southern University, and has more than eight years of environmental health and safety experience.
"We're excited to welcome Nikki to LMI Custom Mixing," said LMI General Manager Jim Nixon. "She is a great fit for our growing team, and her experience and leadership will help continue to drive our history of excellent safety performance at LMI. We feel that the priority we put on safety here is a testament to the commitment we have to our associates and the responsibility we have to the environment."
LMI also hired Celeste Vanfossen as a junior chemist. She will be charged with creating process improvements, research and development and material testing.
"I was attracted to LMI Custom Mixing as a recent graduate because of the opportunities and growth potential in my career and field of study that LMI has to offer," Vanfossen said.
Vanfossen is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University, earning a bachelor's in biology.. "We are excited to bring fresh talent to the team," said Lindsay Rufener, an LMI chemist. "We are a tight-knit group who takes pride in our work as well as the development of our co-workers. We look forward to watching Celeste flourish."
LMI is a joint venture between Lauren International and Meteor GmbH.