ADM Announces Appointment in Packaged Oils

ADM Announces Appointment in Packaged Oils


Robert Hobson has been named general manager for Archer Daniels Midland Company’s (NYSE: ADM) North American Packaged Oils group. He will relocate to the Company’s corporate headquarters in Decatur, Illinois, and will report to Mark Zenuk, vice president, Global Oilseeds.

“ADM is pleased to have Bob in this role, and I am confident he will provide important leadership and expertise as we seek to enhance our portfolio of innovative, high-quality oils,” said Zenuk.

Hobson joined ADM in 1973 when the Company acquired operations of British Arkady. Since joining the Company, he has held various international finance and commercial positions. In 2000, he was named manager, Mergers and Acquisitions, and in 2002, he was named managing director of ADM Cocoa International. In 2004, he became managing director, Pura Foods.

Hobson is a certified chartered accountant and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

About ADM

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 27,000 employees, more than 240 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007 of $44 billion. Additional information can be found on ADM’s Web site at

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