Archer Daniels Midland Company said that Ray Preiksaitis, Group Vice
President-Information Technology (IT) has announced his retirement.
Effective immediately, Steve Mills, Senior Vice President-Strategic
Planning will assume responsibility for IT. Gary Mruz has been named
Senior Operations Officer-IT and will run day-to-day IT operations,
reporting to Mills. Preiksaitis will be working closely with Mills and
Mruz on an orderly transition.
“Over the course of his 25 year career with ADM, Ray Preiksaitis has
developed and expanded ADM’s technical capabilities thereby enhancing
the effectiveness of our Company and improving our ability to compete in
a changing industry,” said ADM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
“Steve Mills will bring strong leadership to our next phase of IT
development,” Woertz said. “His depth of experience in finance and new
role in strategic planning will help ensure we leverage our IT efforts
as we build our global leadership in BioEnergy.” Commenting on Mruz’s
new appointment, Steve Mills said, “I’ve worked with Gary for many years
and I have the highest respect for his IT leadership and values.”
Preiksaitis joined ADM in 1982 as the Corporate Director-Management
Information Systems (MIS). He was named Vice President of Corporate MIS
in 1988. In 1997, he was named Group Vice President-IT.
Mruz began his career with ADM in 1983 as a computer programmer. His
responsibilities increased over the years and in 1993 he was promoted to
Manager-Technical Support. In 2000, he was named Director-Technical
Systems and since 2003 he has served as Senior Director-IT
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is the world leader in BioEnergy
and has a premier position in the agricultural processing value chain.
ADM is one of the world’s largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat
and cocoa. ADM is a leading manufacturer of biodiesel, ethanol, soybean
oil and meal, corn sweeteners, flour and other value-added food and feed
ingredients. Headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, ADM has over 26,000
employees, more than 240 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal
year ended June 30, 2006 of $37 billion. Additional information can be
found on ADM’s Web site at www.adm.com/.
ADM Media Relations