Agricultural marketer Scoular Company makes strategic appointments to bolster growth

USA – The Scoular Company, an agricultural marketing company headquartered in USA has appointed five new officers in a bid to support and lead strategic planning in the company as it seeks growth and innovative solutions for its customers.

Scoular is dedicated to the buying, selling, storage, handling, transportation, and processing of grain, flour, food ingredients, feed and pet food.

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“These five individuals are highly respected leaders within Scoular as well as their respective industries.”

Paul Maass – Chief Executive Officer of Scoular

Among the newly appointed officers include Jennifer Deitloff as the Senior Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer.

Deitloff is an expert in labor and employment, compliance and litigation matters.

Adrian Gasparian has been appointed as General Manager, Asia, leading the company’s increased focus and enhanced service for customers in this key market.

Gasparian has extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific marketplace. Prior to joining Scoular in 2019, he was the director of Commodity Distribution-Asia and the General Manager-Latin America for Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Appointed as General Manager Petsource is Amy Patterson, an experienced leader in the food manufacturing and value-added ingredients industry.

Petsource is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of The Scoular Co. with a new, high-tech manufacturing facility in Seward, Nebraska, US.

Before coming to Scoular, Patterson worked for 16 years at Conagra Brands, where she most recently was vice president and general manager of Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings.

Eric Perry has been posted to the docket of General Manager, feed co-products to be responsible for the feed co-products domestic and international trading teams, business unit strategy development and growth initiatives.

Prior to joining Scoular 15 years ago, his experience included positions with Smithfield Foods, DuPont Pioneer, Murphy Family Farms and others.

Perry’s 25-plus-year career in the grain and feed industry includes work in general management, risk management, operations, procurement, specialty grains and pulses.

Lastly, Jeff Vipond has been appointed General Manager, pulses, seeds and distilling grains.

Vipond joined Scoular’s Calgary, Alberta, office in 2015 after working for Viterra for seven years, most recently as a senior merchandiser.

In his current role at Scoular, he is responsible for creating an end-to-end supply chain to efficiently service current business and identify and execute growth opportunities in pulses, seeds and distilling grains.

“These five individuals are highly respected leaders within Scoular as well as their respective industries,” said Paul Maass, Chief Executive Officer of Scoular.

“Not only do they possess deep expertise aligned with Scoular’s strategic objectives, they also embody Scoular’s core values, including integrity, curiosity and perseverance,” he added.

Maass said he and Scoular’s senior leadership team nominated and the board of directors elected these individuals because they embody Scoular’s values and have shown track records of creating positive results for the company and its culture.

Maass also highlighted that the new officers bring diverse and inclusive perspectives in many forms to the company’s officer group, which will be a critical advantage as the company seeks to evolve its culture by creating a more inclusive workplace and growing diversity in its leadership.

“Scoular is committed to creating and embracing a culture of diversity and inclusion,” Maass said. “Ensuring our leadership reflects the diversity and differences within our workforce is a key part of that commitment.”

Scoular has offices and facilities worldwide and more than US$4.5 billion in sales.

The company provides global and diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients and food ingredients.

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