Joseph M. Kane
President | Chief Executive Officer | CNR Board Member | General Manager, Saltex, LLC
Joseph M. Kane is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Natural Resources, Inc. Since 2006 he has served as president of Energy Services Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CNR. He is also the managing director of Saltex, LLC. In 2020, CNR’s shareholders elected Joe to the board of Directors.
Mr. Kane provided managerial leadership to Elf Atochem North America, Inc., from 1991-1998, through the company’s U.S. subsidiary. As business manager, he served three divisions including refrigerants with revenues of $300 million (1997-1998), the imported products group obtaining revenues of $60 million (1997), and mineral products with $40 million of revenue (1996-1997). He also held positions in mineral products as national sales manager (1993-1995) and regional sales manager (1991-1993).
Kane provided more than a decade of service to Mobay Chemical, a Bayer Chemical U.S. subsidiary. His roles within the inorganic chemicals division included that of regional sales manager (1988-1991), regional sales representative (1986-1988), and technical sales engineer (1983-1986). In the glass coatings area he held the positions of technical engineer (1981-1983) and research & development engineer (1980-1981).
Mr. Kane is a graduate of Alfred University in Alfred, New York, earning a BS in Ceramic Engineering, and the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England, where he studied Material Science.