Missouri Cobalt is committed to creating a positive impact on people, on our environment, the communities where we work and society at large. We are building a great company, one that will contribute to the success of our customers, our people and our world.
— Michael R. Holloman, CEO

Our values

When we created Missouri Cobalt in 2018, we understood the shortcomings of the industry we were entering. That’s why we are committed to a healthy workplace, supply chain transparency, conflict-free minerals and careful environmental stewardship.

Our mission

To be the world’s premiere responsible source for high-quality strategic minerals, offering critical materials to industry using reliable, sustainable and transparent practices.

What Drives Missouri Cobalt

Safety First
Safety is our number one priority. We are intent on creating the safest work environment in the world. [Metrics]

Environmental Stewardship
The Principals at Missouri Cobalt have extensive background in environmental clean up and we are committed to being good stewards of the land - leaving it better than it was when we began.

Reliable, Conflict-Free Supply
Missouri Cobalt has the largest near term primary cobalt reserve in North America and we intend to leverage the great working men and women of the State of Missouri to help us power a cleaner future. When we created Missouri Cobalt in 2018, we understood the shortcomings of the industry we were entering. That’s why we are committed to a transparent supply chain providing reliable, conflict-free minerals.

Skilled Workforce
Our highly skilled and experienced workforce is a game-changer in this industry. These great workers are the backbone of America and we are proud to have them here at Missouri Cobalt.

Driving the Future
The market for battery materials is changing and growing. We are at the convergence of a revolution in two major industries, energy and automotive. Electric batteries are fueling this revolution and the demand for Cobalt/Nickel and Copper are critical to this market. Global demand for Cobalt in batteries is expected to rise threefold by 2025 and we intend to be at the forefront of this burgeoning industry, providing local jobs and revenues for Missouri and for the United States.


Missouri Cobalt, LLC was formed by J. Randall Waterfield, CEO of Waterfield Holdings and Stacy W. Hastie, CEO of Environmental Operations, Inc., in response to tremendous momentum in the high-performance battery market, driven by electric vehicle makers Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Panasonic and other industry leaders. These high-performance batteries require significant cobalt resources. The annual demand for cobalt reached $8 billion in 2017. 

Missouri Cobalt, LLC Officers:

Chief Executive Officer: Michael R. Hollomon, II
Vice President/General Counsel: John J Diehl, Jr.
Vice President/Director of Operations: Marty Thomas
Vice President/ Director of Finance:  Thomas Bene