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ADM appoints new presidents

ADM appoints new presidents
Company promoted Christopher Cuddy to president, sweeteners and starches, in the company’s Corn business unit and Gregory Morris to president, North American Oilseed Processing.

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM) has promoted Christopher M. Cuddy to the newly created role of president, sweeteners and starches, in the company’s Corn business unit. He previously served as vice president and general manager for the sweeteners and starches business.

In his new position, Cuddy will continue to manage all business development, sales, marketing and distribution activities for the company’s sweeteners and starches product portfolio, which encompasses a wide range of different corn syrups, sugar, sorbitol, dextrose and maltodextrin, as well as Fibersol®, a soluble dietary fiber product. The division also produces starches for both food and industrial applications.

“Chris’ management background and deep industry knowledge will continue to be great assets for ADM Corn as we work to create additional value from our starch streams and deliver high-quality products to our customers,” said Mark Bemis, senior vice president and president, ADM Corn business unit.

Cuddy joined ADM in 1998 and served in a variety of merchandising and management roles prior to leading the sweeteners and starches group, including president, Almidones Mexicanos, SA de CV, an ADM corn-processing joint venture based in Mexico; vice president, Corn Processing; and North American sales manager, ADM BioProducts. He began his career with the company as a senior commodity trader.

Cuddy holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

ADM also has promoted Gregory Morris to the newly created role of president, North American Oilseed Processing. He previously served as vice president of the business.

In his new position, Morris will continue to oversee all of the company’s North American Oilseeds processing businesses, including more than two dozen crushing plants where the company turns soybeans, cottonseeds and various soft seeds,such as canola and sunflower,into meal and oil for use in food and animal feed ingredients as well as industrial applications. Morris will also oversee ADM’s Specialty Products business, which includes the company’s Protein Specialties, Lecithin, and Natural Health and Nutrition divisions.

“Greg’s continued leadership will be valuable as our North American Oilseeds teams work to meet growing global protein demand, and to expand our value-added product portfolio to address our customers’ evolving needs,” said Matt Jansen, senior vice president and president, ADM Oilseeds Processing.

Morris joined ADM in 1995 and has held several merchandising and management positions since that time. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Illinois State University and a Master of Business Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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