IME's New President

03/02/2022

Washington, D.C. (03/02/2022) – The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) is pleased to announce that J.
Clark Mica has been selected to become its next President effective March 14, 2022. He is presently the
Vice President, Government Affairs for The Fertilizer Institute.

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the IME, the premier trade association promoting safety and
security for the commercial explosives industry,” said Mica. “I look forward to leading the talented IME
team and working with our members to elevate our industry’s presence in Washington, D.C., and
advocate for public policy outcomes that provide a strong business environment for the commercial
explosives industry.”

“From the iPhone to the granite counter tops in your kitchen to the copper wire in your home, all of the
necessary materials to make these products were made possible by the safe and secure use of
explosives,” said Mica. “I am excited to get out and tell the great story about the positive impact that
our industry has on everyday life.”

Mica brings two decades of experience in Washington, D.C., working in both the public and private
sectors.

“Clark’s experience will be a welcome addition to IME as we focus on building strong partnerships in
Washington, D.C., as well as expanding IME’s relationships with coalitions dealing with like-minded
regulatory and legislative issues,” said Ralph Hymer, IME Board Chair and COO, Nelson Brothers, Inc.

Inquiries should be directed to IME at: (202) 429-9280 or info@ime.org

Leonard Pfeiffer & Company, a WDC based executive recruiting firm, was retained to conduct this
nationwide search.