Kolkhorst back to milling in ADM changes

by World Grain Staff
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DECATUR, ILLINOIS, U.S. —Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) announced several management appointments on March 6, including Mark Kolkhorst as president of ADM Milling.

Kolkhorst also will be responsible for ADM Alliance Nutrition, replacing Terry Myers, who is retiring as president of ADM Alliance Nutrition after 42 years of service.

Kolkhorst joined ADM in 1986. He most recently was vice-president and president, Milling and Cocoa. Prior to that, he was president of ADM Milling, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s flour milling businesses in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. Previously, he was president of Specialty Feed Ingredients and served in various management positions in grain merchandising.

Kris Lutt has been named president of Golden Peanut Co., which is the largest U.S. handler, processor and exporter of peanuts, peanut oil and peanut-derived ingredients. Golden Peanut Company is also the leading peanut sheller and leading peanut oil refiner in the U.S. Over the next months, Lutt will work closely with Jimmy Dorsett, chief executive officer of Golden Peanut, who will be retiring next year after 35 years with the company.

Lutt joined ADM in 2002 with the acquisition of Minnesota Corn Processors. Prior to his current appointment, he was president, Milling. Before that, he was adviser to the Office of the Chairman. Within ADM’s Corn business unit, he was general manager, Specialty Feed Ingredients; and vice-president, Corn Processing.

Scott Walker has been named president, ADM Cocoa. Walker joined ADM in 1993 and previously was vice-president and managing director, ADM Cocoa International, where he oversaw ADM’s cocoa business in Europe, Asia and Africa. Earlier, he worked as a merchandiser at numerous locations in the Oilseed Processing business before becoming a commodity merchandiser for ADM Cocoa in 1998. In 2002, he was named commercial director, ADM Cocoa South America, and in 2004, became commercial director, ADM Cocoa International.

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