ADM appoints Werpy vice-president, R&D

by World Grain Staff
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DECATUR, IlLLINOIS, U.S. — Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced on Aug. 16 that Todd Werpy, Ph.D., has been appointed vice-president, research and development.
Werpy, previously the company’s vice-president, chemicals and advanced biofuels, will have responsibility for all corporate research and development functions, and will help drive value for customers and shareholders by overseeing ADM’s efforts to expand its product portfolio and strengthening research partnerships with government agencies, academic institutions and corporations.
Werpy joined ADM in 2007 following a 15-year tenure at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he was responsible for research and business development for new chemicals and chemical intermediates from renewable feedstocks. He was part of the team that developed the catalytic technology ADM uses to convert glycerin and sorbitol to propylene glycol and holds more than 20 patents in the area of catalysis and chemical conversion of biomass to chemicals.
Werpy holds a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry from Southwest State University and a doctorate in chemistry from Michigan State University.
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