USA – Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s Alpharetta based Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts has announced Clint Piper as the new president of the subsidiary.

Piper joined ADM in 2007, and has served in multiple leadership roles, including commercial management positions in Valdosta, Georgia, and Kershaw, South Carolina.

Most recently, he was general manager, North American Cotton and Canola Risk Management.

Piper holds an MBA from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, and a bachelor’s in business administration and management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“Clint’s background and experience will serve him and the team well as they work to grow our Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts business,” said Greg Morris, ADM senior vice president and president, Oilseeds.

“He’ll be leading a great team, one that is passionate about their business, and committed to its continued success.

I’m excited to see the results as they work together to enhance efficiencies, accelerate growth and expand opportunities in the years to come.”

Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts is a leading handler and processor of peanuts and tree nuts, has 13 processing facilities in the U.S. and one in Argentina.

In South Africa, Golden is the majority owner of peanut processing plants in Hartswater, Hoopstad and Jan Kempdorp, and is 51% owner of pecan processor and marketer GPC Pecan S.A.

Its facilities received the highest quality and safety rating from the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety.

Golden Peanut AA ratings from BRC are Golden Peanut’s shelling plant and its refinery in Dawson, Georgia; and its shelling plants in Ashburn, Georgia; Comyn, Texas; and Seagraves, Texas.

“Over the last year, as part of our continued focus on quality, we’ve held training sessions and implemented new processes across our entire network, and we are proud to be recognized for our efforts by receiving BRC’s highest food safety quality rating at all five of our facilities that have been inspected so far this year,” said Greg Mills, president, Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts.