FMC appoints Julie DiNatale as VP and Chief Sustainability Officer

FMC appoints Julie DiNatale as VP and Chief Sustainability Officer

Julie DiNatale will succeed Dr. Karen Totland on July 1, 2023

  • By ICN Bureau | March 14, 2023

FMC Corporation has announced the retirement of Dr. Karen Totland, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), following a nearly 30-year career in the specialty chemical industry. Julie DiNatale, Director of Truterra Sustainability Partnerships, a division of Land O'Lakes, will succeed Totland as Vice President and CSO on July 1, 2023. DiNatale will report to Mark Douglas, president and CEO, and will join the company's Operating Committee.

"For well over a decade, Karen has been the driving force behind FMC's global sustainability strategy and award-winning programs that have positioned our company as a progressive leader in ESG," said Douglas.

"During the last two years serving as our first chief sustainability officer, Karen has accelerated FMC's targets to reduce waste and water usage across the enterprise, reset our goals with more ambitious targets and restructured our sustainability narrative to focus on a growing set of global issues, including climate change, biodiversity and food security."

Under Totland's leadership, FMC was one of the first crop protection companies to commit to a net zero goal, and among a select group of companies across all industries to commit to net zero by 2035.

She joined FMC in 2010 as Vice President, Global Procurement and Facilities, responsible for the development of a new strategic procurement organization with an annual spend of several billions of dollars. She also co-led the company's relocation to a new global headquarters in Philadelphia in 2016.

DiNatale joins FMC with more than 25 years of experience in the agricultural and chemical industries, including extensive roles in sustainability leadership. In her most recent position, she oversaw commercial and strategic partnership development for Truterra, where she has led the development and delivery of ESG initiatives through multi-stakeholder collaborations.

Earlier in her career, DiNatale held sustainability and related roles of increasing responsibility at large cap, start-up and investor organizations, including Eastman Kodak Company, institutional research firm OTR Global, Farm Journal Media, VC-funded startup Granular and Corteva Agriscience.

DiNatale will join the company on April 1, 2023, and will work closely with Totland during the next three months on a transition of responsibilities. 

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