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July 05, 2015 3:57 PM ET

Food Products

Company Overview of Cargill, Incorporated

Company Overview

Cargill, Incorporated offers food and agricultural products; and provides financial and industrial products and services. It offers animal nutrition and feed, ingredients, and pet food to commercial producers; trading and processing services for commodities, such as grains and oilseeds, cotton, sugar, and steel and ferrous; farmer services, such as grain marketing, crop protection and inputs, agronomy advisory, growing programs, and silo management; and energy trading, and risk and supply chain management services for power, natural gas, coal, emissions and carbon, and petroleum markets. It also provides risk management, investment, and financial solutions for food, financial, and energy cus...

12900 Whitewater Drive

Minneapolis, MN 55440

United States

Founded in 1865



Key Executives for Cargill, Incorporated

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 53
Executive Chairman of the Board
Age: 64
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 54
Corporate Vice President of Operations
President of Cargill Turkey & Cooked Meats
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Cargill, Incorporated Key Developments

Cargill Announces Executive Changes; Combines Egg Business and Value Added Meats Business to Create Cargill Value Added Protein

Cargill has identified replacements for Ruth Kimmelshue, recently promoted to a corporate role at the company’s headquarters in Minneapolis, and Mary Thompson, appointed to lead the company’s European poultry business. Both worked in Wichita and formerly served as president of Cargill Turkey & Cooked Meats and Cargill Value Added Meats, respectively. John Niemann, currently president of Cargill Food Distribution, has been appointed president of Cargill Turkey & Cooked Meats. Tom Windish, currently a commercial business leader for Cargill Beef in Wichita, was named to fill the distribution business position being vacated by Niemann. Both positions are based in Wichita. Chris Roberts, currently the president of the company’s egg business, will become the leader of the new Cargill Value Added Protein unit. Sonya Roberts, current head of sales and marketing for Cargills salt business, will become managing director of the egg portion of Cargill Value Added Protein, and she will be based in Monticello, Minn. These appointments are effective Aug., 1, 2015. The company is combining its Monticello, Minn.-based egg business and Wichita-based value added meats business to create Cargill Value Added Protein, which will be headquartered in Wichita.

Cargill, Inc. Establishes New Technology Application Center in Hebei, China

Cargill Inc. has established a new technology application center, or TAC, in Bazhou, Hebei, China. The Cargill Animal Nutrition R&D and applications teams work every day to bring customers the best solutions for making their businesses as successful as possible. TACs are designed to evaluate and test the application of Cargill technology under local conditions. This TAC allows to more quickly deliver new products and services that are customized to meet the specific requirements of customers in China. The new Hebei TAC operates with 120 lactating dairy cows and 280 sows and focuses on technology applications to improve animal performance, lower diet costs, reduce nitrogen and phosphorus excretion, and enhance animal health. By leveraging two global R&D Innovation Centers and learning's from other 11 TACs to design and execute feed nutrition solutions based on local requirements and customer goals, the new Hebei TAC allows Chinese customers to tap into best possible solutions from around the world.

Cargill Opens Extended Chocolate Facility in Belgium

Cargills newly expanded chocolate facility in Mouscron, Belgium. The 35 million investment doubles production capacity for a product range including dark and milk liquid chocolate, drops and chunks and lactose-free dark chocolate. The extension comprises additional production lines, storage tanks and warehouse space and is complemented by new social rooms for operators and office space. The new building has been designed with innovative high-tech equipment aiming to reduce energy consumption by up to 30%.

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