Cargill appoints Jon Nash to lead North American protein business

USA – The agribusiness giant, Cargill has selected on Nash to lead its North American protein business effective March 1, 2019.

He will report to Brian Sikes, who was recently appointed to the executive team as leader of the company’s global protein and salt businesses.

Prior to his appointment, Nash was the president of Cargill’s Protein foodservice business which offers a wide range of value-added protein products to bring healthy and appealing protein options.

In this role, he played a critical part in strengthening and building strategic customer relationships in the latest trends, research and culinary expertise.

He was vice president of operations and was the general manager and controller of the company’s Fresno, Calif., beef facility, thus brings in commercial, operations and finance experience.

Cargill is innovating the future of protein.
Jon is a results-driven leader. He puts people first, embraces technology and is a forward thinker – his collaborative approach will help continue our growth.

Corporate senior Vice President Brian Sikes.

Nash will be based in Wichita, Kansas, the new North American protein headquarters opened in December.

The US$70 million headquarters builds Cargill’s capabilities in protein innovation as well as allow research and product testing.

Misty High, New Head
Cargill Protein foodservice business

Cargill’s protein division produces, distributes and markets beef, turkey, chicken and egg products with 28,000 employees across nearly 50 locations.

Cargill Protein foodservice business will be led by Misty High (based in Wichita), who currently serves as vice president and key customer leader in Cargill’s Protein business.

She has a strong track-record building strategic partnerships with foodservice and retail customers and has advanced joint efforts on sustainability.

High joined Cargill in 2005 after starting her career with an integrated advertising and marketing agency.

With Brian Sikes at the top of the pyramid, Cargill expects strong growth by better serving its customers in foodservice, retail and food ingredient companies across North America and around the world. 

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