CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced three
management appointments. Gregory Morris has been named senior vice
president and president, Global Oilseeds. Vince Macciocchi has been
named senior vice president and president, WILD Flavors and Specialty
Ingredients. Mark Bemis, senior vice president and president, North
America, has been named to the additional role of chief risk officer,
and Chris Cuddy, president of ADM’s Corn Processing business unit, has
been named a senior vice president of the company. The appointments are
Commenting on the appointments, ADM's President and Chief Executive
Officer Juan Luciano said: "Our company is performing with strong
momentum as we advance our clear and aggressive strategic plans. Today,
we're tapping these three leaders to accelerate value creation in key
“Greg has been with ADM for more than 20 years and has worked in three
of our four business units. He was a leader on our Oilseeds team for
over 17 years, serving as president of North American Oilseeds for more
than two years, and building our foods and wellness business before we
asked him to lead the launch of our WILD Flavors and Specialty
Ingredients business unit. As a leader, he is both disciplined and
visionary, with a passionate commitment to his team and an exceptional
sense of accountability for results. As he rejoins Global Oilseeds and
works with the team's strong regional leadership, I am looking forward
to their delivering our ambitious scorecard of strategic actions.
“Vince Macciocchi is exceptionally well-qualified to take WFSI forward.
He joined ADM with WILD Flavors following a 26-year career in the food
ingredients business. During the launch of WFSI, he quickly impressed
his ADM colleagues with the breadth of his industry knowledge and his
strong customer focus. Vince served as WILD's North American chief
operating officer before being named ADM's global president, WILD
Flavors. With significant synergy wins already accomplished and a strong
pipeline to advance, WFSI is going strong, and I am extremely pleased
that this highly experienced ingredients leader will now accelerate
their progress. With this appointment, Vince will join the company’s
Executive Council and be part of senior level discussions on corporate
performance and strategy.
“In asking Mark Bemis to take on the additional role of chief risk
officer, we are tapping this exceptionally well-respected veteran of
more than 30 years for his deep knowledge of risk and his breadth of
experience across ADM's supply chains to manage our company's commodity
“We are pleased to announce that Chris Cuddy has been made a senior vice
president of the company. In just short two months as the leader of our
Corn business, Chris has impressed us with his enthusiasm and drive. We
are looking ahead with anticipation for great results as he continues to
work with his team to grow and improve the business.
“The strength of the ADM team is one of our key competitive
distinctions. We have an exceptional depth of talent, with capable,
experienced and committed leaders throughout our company. I am extremely
pleased that Greg, Vince, Mark and Chris, together with the ADM team,
will be delivering the opportunities ahead.
“Matt Jansen, formerly senior vice president and president of Global
Oilseeds, has elected to pursue an opportunity with another company. We
wish him well.”
Gregory Morris is senior vice president and president of Global
Oilseeds. His scope of responsibility includes all commercial activity,
operations and production for the company’s Oilseeds Processing business
Previously, Morris led the launch of the company's WILD Flavors and
Specialty Ingredients business unit, which includes ADM’s specialty
ingredients businesses, as well as the company’s WILD Flavors business,
and ADM’s portfolio of dried fruits, seeds, legumes and ancient grains.
Morris joined ADM in 1995 and has held several senior-level
merchandising and management positions since then. Prior to leading the
launch of WFSI, he served as ADM’s president, North American Oilseeds
Processing. In that role, he oversaw more than two dozen crushing
plants, Southern Cellulose Products, Inc., and the company’s Foods &
Morris is a member of Illinois State University’s Finance Advisory
Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Illinois State
University, and an MBA from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa
Vince Macciocchi is senior vice president and president of the WILD
Flavors and Specialty Ingredients business unit. Macciocchi has more
than a quarter century of experience in the ingredients industry. He
came to WILD as its North American chief operating officer in 2012.
Prior to that, he spent more than a decade at Givaudan flavors. He has
also held positions at American-Maize Products Company, Roquette America
Macciocchi holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Eastern Illinois
University in Charleston, Illinois, and an MBA from North Central
College in Naperville, Illinois.
Mark A. Bemis is ADM’s senior vice president and president, North
America, and the company's chief risk officer.
Previously, Bemis was president of ADM’s Corn Processing business unit.
Before that, he served as president of ADM’s Cocoa, Milling and
Financial Services businesses; earlier, he was vice president and
general manager for ADM Cocoa North America. In addition, he has held
various merchandising and management positions in the company’s
Agricultural Services, Malt, Corn Processing, and Oilseeds Processing
businesses since joining ADM in 1983. He became a vice president of the
company in 2005, and a senior vice president in 2010. Bemis was chairman
of ADM’s Sustainability Steering Committee from 2007 to 2010, a period
in which the company made significant progress in its three principal
sustainability focus areas: supply chain integrity, water-resource
management, and energy and climate change.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the
University of Illinois.
Christopher M. Cuddy is senior vice president and president of ADM’s
Corn Processing business unit.
Previously, Cuddy served as president, Sweeteners and Starches, in ADM’s
Corn Processing business unit. In that role, he was responsible for all
commercial activities of the company’s North American sweetener, starch,
fiber and acidulant businesses.
Cuddy joined ADM in 1998 and held a variety of merchandising and
management roles prior to leading the sweeteners and starches group,
including president, Almidones Mexicanos, SA de CV (Almex), an ADM joint
venture based in Guadalajara, Mexico. Before that, Cuddy was vice
president, ADM Corn Processing, managing the commercial activities of
ADM’s corn wet milling business, including sales, marketing and
distribution of corn-based sweeteners and sugar. From 2000 to 2004,
Cuddy served as North American sales manager, ADM BioProducts. He began
his career with the company as a senior commodity trader with ADM Grain.
Cuddy holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from
Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company
(NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital
needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest
agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than
33,000 employees serving customers in more than 140 countries. With a
global value chain that includes more than 460 crop procurement
locations, 300 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 40 innovation
centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect
the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, chemical
and energy uses. Learn more at www.adm.com.
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Jackie Anderson, 312-634-8484