Bunge North America, the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), announced a leadership transition with the appointment of George Allard as vice president and general manager of its oils business effective April 1. Allard replaces Rodney Perry who is transferring to Bunge's European office as vice president, food and ingredients for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Wade Ellis replaces Allard as vice president and general manager of Bunge's North American milling business.
"George is a proven leader with a track record of success in expanding our operations in the food and ingredients segment," said Soren Schroder, president and CEO, Bunge North America. "With experience in both sales and operations, Wade understands our customers' need and what it takes to provide them with quality products and service."
Allard joined Bunge in 2004 as treasurer of Bunge North America, and also served as chief financial official for the company's Canadian operations and for Bunge Latin America before assuming his most recent position as head of North America's milling business. Before coming to Bunge, George spent more than 12 years working in various financial positions for Guidant Corporation and Eridania Beghin-Say.
Ellis came to Bunge in 2003 after several years working in sales and agronomy for the hybrid seed corn industry. At Bunge, he has held various sales positions, including vice president, sales for the milling business and, most recently, general manager of Bunge's rice milling facility located in Woodland, Calif.
About Bunge North America
Bunge North America (www.bungenorthamerica.com), the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), is a vertically integrated food and feed ingredient company, supplying raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the livestock, poultry, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries. With headquarters in St. Louis, MO, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice dry mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
About Bunge Limited
Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 35,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed and edible oil products for commercial customers and consumers; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.