David Delaney.
David Delaney.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. announced that David Delaney, executive vice president and chief operating officer, will retire effective Jan. 31, 2016. Named to his current position in 2010, he has been instrumental in leading the company through the finalization of the largest expansion program in its history.

"David's contribution to the company's success spanned almost two decades," said Jochen Tilk, president and CEO.  "Having spent the majority of his career at PotashCorp leading our Sales team – and more recently our Operations group – David built many strong relationships with his colleagues and others within the industry, and will be missed."

With Delaney's departure, the presidents of the company's business units – Potash, Nitrogen and Phosphate – will now report directly to the President and CEO.