Neo Announces Succession Plan for Chemicals & Oxides Business Unit

Critical Minerals & Rare Earths

Jeff Hogan to retire in September 2024 and will be succeeded by Mohamad El-Mahmoud

May 01, 2024 (Source) — Neo Performance Materials Inc. (“Neo” or the “Company“) (TSX: NEO) announced today that Jeff Hogan, Executive Vice President, Chemicals & Oxides, will retire from the Company on September 30, 2024, after leading the Chemicals & Oxides business unit for the last twelve years. Mohamad El-Mahmoud, currently the Executive Vice President, Rare Metals at Neo will take additional responsibilities as Executive Vice President, Chemicals & Oxides and Rare Metals, upon Mr. Hogan’s retirement.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Neo team, I would like to thank Jeff for his 25 years of outstanding and dedicated service to Neo and the innumerable personal and professional contributions that Jeff has made to the culture and success of Neo over his long career. Jeff has been a mentor to a new generation of engineering and commercial leaders at Neo in the midstream of rare earths processing,” said Rahim Suleman, the Chief Executive Officer. “As we move to the future, we look forward to continued success in the C&O business unit with Mohamad at the helm.”

Since joining Neo in November 2023, as Executive Vice President, Rare Metals, Mr. El-Mahmoud has successfully completed the operational transformation of Neo’s Silmet facility in Estonia to improve business performance of its high-purity rare metals production. Prior to joining Neo, Mr. El-Mahmoud held successively senior positions with a leading global fluid solutions provider which included: (i) establishing production facilities; (ii) driving the transformation of a product offering from pure internal combustion engine (ICE) to hybrid and battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology; and (iii) overseeing 75 engineers as General Manager of the European Technical Center in Germany. Mr. El-Mahmoud has held senior leadership positions in Business Development, Engineering and Operations in various regions including North America, Europe and China. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Space Engineering from the Aachen University of Applied Science.

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About Neo Performance Materials

Neo manufactures the building blocks of many modern technologies that enhance efficiency and sustainability. Neo’s advanced industrial materials – magnetic powders and magnets, specialty chemicals, metals, and alloys – are critical to the performance of many everyday products and emerging technologies. Neo’s products help to deliver the technologies of tomorrow to consumers today. The business of Neo is organized along three segments: Magnequench, Chemicals & Oxides and Rare Metals. Neo is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; with corporate offices in Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States; Singapore; and Beijing, China. Neo has a global platform that includes 10 manufacturing facilities located in China, the United States, Germany, Canada, Estonia, Thailand and the United Kingdom, as well as one dedicated research and development centre in Singapore. For more information, please visit

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Neo Performance Materials Inc.

Neo Performance Materials Inc. (TSX: NEO) manufactures the building blocks of many modern technologies that enhance efficiency and sustainability.  Neo’s advanced industrial materials – magnetic powders and magnets,…

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