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Executive Management Changes 2017

Published 10/12/2017


As part of its on-going succession planning, Gannon & Scott announces the following executive management changes, effective October 1, 2017:

Margaret Gannon Jones has been named Chairman, succeeding Jack Gannon

Christopher W. Jones succeeds Margaret Gannon Jones as President

David G. Deuel becomes Chief Financial Officer, succeeding John King (Retired)


 Margaret Gannon Jones became President of Gannon & Scott in 2013, succeeding her father John L. (Jack) Gannon.

She started her career in 1988 in the Analytical Laboratory and held a number of management roles in the company prior to becoming president.

Margaret is also a principal owner of the Gannon & Scott family of companies.



 Chris Jones started with Gannon & Scott in 1990, in Cranston, RI.

During his tenure in RI, he became Plant Manager and was responsible for several key innovations in the core refining processes.

In 2001, Chris relocated to Phoenix, AZ to manage and grow the newly acquired Phoenix facility.Under his leadership, the Phoenix plant has dramatically increased its processing capabilities and annual volume of material processed. This facility provides Gannon & Scott with true coast-to-coast coverage and an unmatched, environmentally-friendly refining capacity.



David Deuel joined Gannon & Scott in 2013 as a Senior Vice President in charge of the company’s day-to-day Administration and IT departments.

Deuel previously worked at Fleet Bank and Bank of America, spending the majority of his time in the precious metals department, which provided financing and hedging products to industrial users of precious metals.

He succeeds John King, who retired at the end of September.

New Plant Manager - Knut Nerheim

Published 01/09/2017


New Plant Manager - Knut Nerheim

Gannon & Scott is pleased to announce that Knut Nerheim has joined our team in Phoenix, Arizona.

Knut brings a wealth of managerial and process safety experience and will be responsible managing the physical plant operation of the Phoenix, Arizona Refining Plant.


Please join us in welcoming Knut to the Gannon & Scott team.


PHOENIX, AZ - January, 2017 - Knut Nerheim recently joined Gannon & Scott as Plant Manager of the Phoenix AZ Refining Plant. Knut holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University, an MBA from University of Phoenix and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona. Knut brings nearly 30 years of experience in engineering and plant operations environments, risk management, process safety, and project management. Knut joins us from Linde Group, a manufacturer of specialty and industrial gases. Knut is also a volunteer fire fighter for the Crown King Fire Department and presently serves as Captain of the departments water tender apparatus.


Gannon & Scott Phoenix does 2016 Warrior Dash

Published 05/03/2016


On April 9, 2016 employees of Gannon & Scott’s, Phoenix Arizona plant participated in the Warrior Dash, a 5K Run and Obstacle Course held in Glendale Arizona.


The team participated in the run as St Jude Warriors for the purpose of raising money and awareness for the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Ninety percent of the plant participated in the run along with some friends and family.


Everyone completed the course thanks to some teamwork, mutual encouragement and a great group of folks that came out to cheer us on.


Would always like for it to have been more but our team was very happy to hear that out of the entire event our group had raised the most money for St Jude’s. 

It was relayed to us that the plan for a portion of the money raised was going to be used for some of the “No More Chemo Celebrations”. 

This was our first year participating in this event and not only was it for a great cause but everyone seemed to enjoy the challenge of conquering the course.


It was great that both our President and CEO were able to join our team and complete the course with us.


While this was a non-completive wave the fastest time in our group went to Ramsey at just around 28 minutes.

Warrior Dash Website