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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.

CA – 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
“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


With corporate locations in Montana and California, FORTRESS is a new and innovative fire retardant company that has designed and developed the FORTRESS family of “21st Century” long term fire retardants. Engineered for environmental safety and superior efficacy, the FORTRESS products out-perform the legacy products currently in use.

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