James P. Mooney


DEFINITION of 'James P. Mooney'

A former chairman and CEO of OM Group. Born in 1947 in Ohio, Mooney began his career with his father's company, Mooney Chemicals, in 1971, where he advanced to CEO and president, then joined OM Group in 1991 as its CEO and president, later adding chairman to his titles and stepping down as president.

BREAKING DOWN 'James P. Mooney'

OM Group is a Cleveland-based metal company whose products are used in many industries, including aerospace, automotives, construction and electronics. Mooney led a restructuring of the company and helped OM Group to become one of America's largest specialty chemicals companies. Its most important specialty chemicals are cobalt-based and nickel-based.

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