January 10, 2022  |  Press Release

Fortress North America Announces the Appointment of Tom Davis as Chief Manufacturing and Supply Chain Officer

As Fortress builds out its global supply chain capabilities, Tom Davis will oversee Manufacturing facilities in Ogden, Utah, Rocklin, California and a soon to be announced Western state powder retardant facility

Tom Davis Chief Manufacturing & Supply Chain Officer of Fortress FRS.

ROCKLIN, California -- (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fortress® North America, a new and innovative competitor in the long-term fire retardant business, is pleased to announce that Mr. Tom Davis is joining Fortress as the newest member of Fortress’ senior management team on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Mr. Davis will be filling the vital role of Chief Manufacturing and Supply Chain Officer. Davis brings over 30 years of direct experience in the chemical industry, having held numerous leadership positions at several top tier chemical companies. He is uniquely qualified in this capacity, with decades of experience and one of a handful of individuals with his level of hands-on knowledge in the wildland and aerial long-term fire retardant chemicals industry.

Most recently, Davis spent eight years with Perimeter Solutions (PRM: NYSE) where he led global operations and supply chain for ICL’s Fire Safety business unit (now Perimeter Solutions) and was one of a four-member team to lead the sale of the ICL business unit to SK Capital in 2018, which resulted in the creation of Perimeter Solutions. From an operating perspective, Davis was responsible for building the global operations and supply chain organizations to establish Perimeter as a stand-alone company. Prior to his time in wildland fire chemicals, he held high-level manufacturing and supply chain leadership roles for DuPont, CP Kelco and Monsanto.

“I could not be more excited or feel more fortunate to have been introduced to the incredible team of professionals at Fortress North America. Fortress’ management team brings a refresh perspective to the fire retardant space as well as a strong commitment to environment safety through innovation. I look forward to collaborating and contributing with this entrepreneurial leadership team,” said Davis.

Robert Burnham, CEO of Fortress North America, added, “Tom is a rare find in this highly specialized industry. His background and hands-on operating knowledge, along with his personal drive to build better ways of doing things, is perfectly aligned with Fortress’ core mission and overriding vision. We are proud to welcome Tom to our leadership team.”

Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety from Murray State University and earned his MBA from San Diego State University.


With corporate locations in Montana and California, FORTRESS is a new and innovative fire retardant company that develops and manufactures the FORTRESS family of “Next Generation” long term fire retardants. Engineered for environmental safety and superior efficacy, the FORTRESS products have proven to be strong performers throughout government testing and now on live wildfires.

Media Contact: Erin Fox, foxer@compassminerals.com
More info: fortressfrs.com

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