Archer Daniels Midland Company announced that John McGowan has been appointed president, North American Oilseeds, and Ray Bradbury has been named president, North American Oils.
In his new position, McGowan will add responsibility for the company’s regional cotton and canola processing businesses to his role as head of the company’s North American soybean operations. McGowan earlier served as commercial director of ADM Cocoa International in Rolle, Switzerland, and held management-level positions at company facilities in Europe and North America. He joined ADM in 1997.
In his role, Bradbury will have oversight of ADM’s North American refineries, its oils portfolio, and biodiesel merchandising. Bradbury joined ADM in 2004 and previously held various merchandising leadership roles before being named to his immediate past position as vice president, North American Oils, in 2013.
“As we continue to grow our North American Oilseeds businesses by expanding and deepening our customer relationships, diversifying our product portfolio and enhancing the efficiency of our operations, ADM is fortunate to be able to draw upon the experience and deep industry knowledge of leaders like John and Ray,” said Matt Jansen, senior vice president and president of ADM’s global Oilseeds Business Unit.
ADM is among the largest processors of oilseeds in North America, producing protein meal, vegetable oils and other value-added items for customers in the food, animal feed and industrial sectors.