USA – The multinational food processing and commodities trading corporation, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has appointed Tedd Kruse as the new president ADM Milling.

Kruse joined the Chicago-based food company in 1993 and has held a variety of leadership positions in the company’s sweeteners and food oils businesses.

He recently served the role of CEO of Stratas Foods – a 50/50 joint venture between ADM and ACH Food Companies – in 2011. Kruse holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Iowa State University.

“Tedd’s extensive leadership experience and expertise will help us continue to grow and modernize our Milling business as we maintain our focus on expanding our customer value proposition and driving further operational efficiencies,” said Chris Cuddy, president, Carbohydrate Solutions.

“We’ve made significant enhancements and improvements to our Milling business in recent years,” Cuddy added.

“We realigned our production footprint in the Midwest, opening a new state-of-the-art facility in Mendota and closing three older mills.

“We completed a major modernization of our mill in Enid. And we’re continuing to look for new opportunities to add value for our customers and for ADM.”

ADM has also announced that Kevin Like, previously president, North American Milling, has taken a new leadership role in the Key Account Management group at ADM, focusing on bakery accounts.

Kevin Like was appointed as President North America Milling in July 2019. Like joined ADM in 1988 and has served in multiple leadership roles in the company including the vice president of commercial and sales for ADM Milling.

Like holds an MBA from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and bachelor’s degrees in agricultural business and economics from South Dakota State University.

ADM recently unveiled an updated corporate identity, reflecting the company’s evolution as part of the company’s continued growth as a global leader in nutrition.

Among the recent adjustments that the company has made include creation of a new business unit called Ag Services & Oilseeds, which combines ADM’s Origination and Oilseed business operations into a single reporting structure.

The company has also made numerous portfolio adjustments for growth – including divestitures, acquisitions and investments – aimed at capitalizing on the market opportunities, improving efficiencies and competitiveness.