Missouri Cobalt is on a mission to become the industry leader in processing, clean, green, ethically produced battery materials to support the advancement of America’s renewable energy industry
— 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.

Our Commitment to Safety
The single most important factor for us as a company is the safety and security of our workforce. We have a highly skilled and experienced work force that you don’t find in the remote areas that most of the global cobalt supply comes from. These great workers are the backbone of America and we are proud to have them here at Missouri Cobalt. Our workers are our greatest asset, and as a company we will continuously strive to be the safest work environment in the world.

Our Commitment to Sustainability:
One of our strategic goals for 2019 is to complete our Corporate Sustainability Framework (CSF), which will include a Code of Conduct for all employees, a Sustainability, Ethics and Governance Committee to scrutinize our efforts in real time, and External Assurance Principles which will outline our pledge to comport with a variety of national and international compacts, standards and programs, in addition to our strict adherence to regulatory commitments. We will publish the Missouri Cobalt CSF by the end of 2019 and Corporate Sustainability Reports each year thereafter.


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