Bownik retires from ADM after 59 years

by Emily Wilson
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Thaddeus B. (Ted) Bownik, former manager of the North Kansas City, Missouri, U.S., flour mill of ADM Milling Co., retired on June 30. Bownik had spent the past 59 years with ADM, serving under every chief executive officer from Thomas L. Daniels to G. Allen Andreas and every head of the flour division from Ellis D. English to Craig L. Hamlin. Upon his retirement, Bownik received the Friends of the Department of Agriculture award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also was acknowledged by the Kansas City Board of Trade for his service to the grain industry. Bownik said he would remain a consultant with ADM for at least a year.