BLENHEIM, Ontario, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Thompsons Limited announces today it
has named Dawn D. Betancourt as President of Thompsons Limited. In this
capacity, Dawn will oversee the company, reporting to a board of directors
comprised of representatives from both The Andersons, Inc., and Lansing Trade
Group LLC, co-owners of Thompsons Limited.
Betancourt is a 27-year veteran of The Andersons, Inc., having served in a
variety of capacities in the Grain Group. She began her career as a grain
merchandiser and managed the company's Indiana grain operations before being
named as director of sales for the Grain Group in 2008. She most recently
served as Vice President of the Western Region before being named Interim
President of Thompsons Limited in July.
"Lansing has been impressed with Dawn's ability to assume the top leadership
role in the organization," says Bill Krueger, Lansing Trade Group President.
"Dawn's vision will serve the customers, employees and shareholders well as we
implement our strategy going forward."
Denny Addis, Grain Group President for The Andersons, Inc., adds, "With a deep
knowledge of the industry and proven leadership skills, Dawn is the ideal
choice for this role. Dawn has effectively guided the transition for the
Thompsons Limited team and we are confident in her ability to cultivate and
lead the integrated business team to drive the organization's growth and
Betancourt earned her bachelor's degree in Economics from Michigan State
University, East Lansing, Mich. Subsequently she earned an Executive MBA from
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.
She is a member of the National Grain and Feed Association, previously serving
on the association's Country Elevator Committee for six years.
About Thompsons Limited Established in 1924, Thompsons is an integrated
supplier of value-added agricultural products and services to growers in
Ontario, Minnesota and North Dakota and to food processing customers
worldwide. Thompsons owns and operates 12 elevators, 11 retail farm centers, 2
seed processing plants, 5 bean processing plants and a wheat processing plant.
For more information, visit Thompsons Limited online at
SOURCE Thompsons Limited
Terry Kohler, Chief Financial Officer, 519-676-5411,
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