A Global Leader in Soda Ash Production

Founded in 2015, Ciner (pronounced ‘jin-ner’) Resources Corporation is one of the leading low cost suppliers of natural soda ash. Our facility in Green River, Wyoming has been producing high-quality, environmentally-friendly soda ash and distributing it around the world since 1962.

Our success as a company is a direct result of our people and the values on which our company has been built…Leadership, Integrity, Respect and Commitment. They are not just words to us, they define who we are as a company and how we operate every day. We are very proud of the fact that not only is our soda ash produced in a world-class facility that has the fewest emissions per ton, but our employees take a lot of pride in nurturing a culture where safety is a value, not just a priority. It’s how we do business; it’s who we are. At Ciner we truly believe the most important thing to come out of the mine are the miners.

Together with our colleagues in Turkey, we are the world’s largest producer of low cost natural soda ash.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a subsidiary of Ciner Enterprises Inc., the North American subsidiary of Ciner Group in Istanbul, Turkey, and London, UK.

Ciner Through The Years
1962
Stauffer Chemical opens Big Island Mine and Refinery in Green River, Wyoming and produces soda ash from the mined trona.
1984
Conversion from conventional “drill and blast” mining to “continuous mining,” Ciner’s first.
1985
Chesebrough Ponds acquires Stauffer Chemical.
1986
Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) buys Stauffer Chemical from Chesebrough Ponds, which had been taken over by Unilever.
1987
ICI sells Stauffer’s industrial chemicals section (soda ash business) to Rhone-Poulenc.
1996
Rhone-Poulenc sells its interest in soda ash business to OCI Company, LTD. The new North American subsidiary is named OCI Chemical Corporation.
1998
The first automated unit, Unit 6, began producing close to 1,000,000 tons per year.
2009
Decahydrate (DECA) plant begins recovering soda ash from the tailings ponds, increasing overall plant efficiency.
2013
OCI Initial Public Offering of the soda ash business as a Master Limited Partnership on NYSE under ticker symbol OCIR.
2015
Ciner Group’s subsidiary, Ciner Enterprises Inc., acquires OCI Chemical corporation (later renamed Ciner Resources Corporation).
2016
2,000,000 Safe Man Hours without a Lost Time Accident Award.
2018
East coast port developed in Norfolk, Virginia enhancing Ciner Resources supply chain capabilities by providing access to soda ash produced outside of the US.

MEET THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

Oguz Erkan
Oğuz Erkan
President and CEO
Oguz Erkan was appointed as President and CEO in June 2019. Prior to this designation, Mr. Erkan served as Director of International Operations & Coordination. READ MORE

about Ahmet Tohma
Ahmet Tohma
Chief Financial Officer
Ahmet Tohma has served as Ciner Resources Corporation’s Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since March 2020. READ MORE

Ray Katekovich
Ray Katekovich
Vice President, Commercial and Corporate Strategy
Ray Katekovich joined Ciner as Vice President of Commercial in June 2017. READ MORE
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about Eduard Freydel
Eduard Freydel
Vice President, Supply Chain and Finance
Ed Freydel joined Ciner as Director of Strategic Development in March 2015 and was named Vice President of Finance in January 2019. READ MORE
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Chris L. DeBerry
Chris L. DeBerry
Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller
Chris DeBerry has served as Ciner Resources Corporation’s Chief Accounting Officer since July 2017 and Corporate Controller since October 2014. READ MORE
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Oguz Kucukseyhan
Oguz Kucukseyhan
Vice President, Business Transformation
Oguz Kucukseyhan joined Ciner as the Vice President of Business Transformation in July 2019. READ MORE
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Over 7 million tons of domestic soda ash is exported annually, substantially contributing to the gross domestic product.

—U.S. Geological Survey, March 2016, Mineral Industry Surveys