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Covia Announces Chris Nagel as Chief Financial Officer

Covia Announces Chris Nagel as Chief Financial Officer

Independence, Ohio, April 3, 2023 -- Covia, a leading provider of mineral-based and material solutions for the Industrial and Energy markets, today announced that Chris Nagel will join the company as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, effective May 15, 2023.

Mr. Nagel joins Covia from Leaf Home, where he served as CFO since 2019. Prior to his tenure at Leaf Home, he served as CFO of Springs Window Fashions, Fairmount Santrol, and Scotts Miracle-Gro. Across these companies, he has executed a number of acquisitions, the sale of Springs to another private equity firm, and an accelerated IPO of Fairmount Santrol.

Previously, Mr. Nagel’s roles at Scotts Miracle-Gro included overseeing investor relations, strategy, and business development. Chris was named as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business CFOs of the Year in 2015 and previously served on the board of the Cleveland Zoological Society. He received his Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.

Mr. Andrew Eich, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “On behalf of the Board and the management team, I want to welcome Chris to Covia. With his extensive financial expertise, familiarity with the industry, and significant leadership experience, Chris will bring an important dimension to the Covia Team as we continue to grow.”


About Covia

Covia is a leading provider of diversified mineral solutions to a variety of industrial markets, including glass, ceramics, coatings, metals, foundry, polymers, construction, water filtration, sports and recreation, and oil and gas. The Company serves its customers through a broad array of high-quality products, including high-purity silica sand, nepheline syenite, feldspar, clay, kaolin, resin and coated materials, delivered through its comprehensive distribution network. Covia has built long-standing relationships with a broad customer base consisting of blue-chip customers. Underpinning these strengths is an unwavering commitment to safety and to sustainable development, further enhancing the value that Covia delivers to all its stakeholders. For more information, visit



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