Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that it has
named Robert Broomham business director of Industrial Chemicals. He will
report to Ed Harjehausen, senior vice president, Global Corn.
“Biobased industrial chemicals made from renewable feedstocks meet two
needs we’re seeing in the global marketplace – the desire to improve a
product’s environmental footprint, and the desire to reduce the use of
petroleum-based products,” Harjehausen said. “As one of the world’s
largest processors of renewable feedstocks, ADM is uniquely positioned
to succeed in this area.”
“With more than 20 years of experience in the chemical industry, Robert
is exceptionally well qualified to lead our chemicals business,”
Harjehausen added. “We are excited about the expertise he will bring to
ADM as we grow this business and provide customers with high-quality
alternatives to petroleum-based industrial products.”
Broomham recently served in business and commercial leadership positions
for The Dow Chemical Company, and previously held positions within that
company in sales, marketing and government public policy. He received a
bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Purdue University.
Harjehausen noted that ADM began in 1902 as Daniels Linseed Company,
which produced linseed oil for industrial applications. Today, ADM’s
Industrial Chemicals group produces industrial products – such as
polymers, solvents and starches – from renewable feedstocks.
In addition, ADM is constructing a facility in Decatur, Ill., to produce
propylene glycol from biobased, renewable resources. Once the facility
is complete, ADM will be the only producer of renewable propylene glycol
that meets United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards. USP is an
official public standards-setting authority for all prescription and
over-the-counter medicines and other health care products manufactured
or sold in the United States.
Every day, the 27,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:
ADM) turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a
growing world. At more than 230 processing plants, we convert corn,
oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical
and energy uses. We operate the world’s premier crop origination and
transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 60
countries. Our global headquarters is in Decatur, Illinois, and our net
sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, were $70 billion. For
more information about our Company and our products, visit www.adm.com.
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