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LSB Industries' CEO steps down; further issues at Oklahoma facility

11:11 AM MDT | September 3, 2015 | Vincent Valk

LSB Industries has announced president and CEO Barry Golsen has stepped down, effective immediately, after 38 years with the company. Golsen will be replaced by Daniel Greenwell, currently lead independent director, on an interim basis. LSB’s board...

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