INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Jason Marthaler has been named vice-president of commodity risk management and supply chain for the Country Operations division of CHS, Inc.

In his new role, Marthaler will lead the strategic direction, management and oversight of the risks associated with the business of buying and selling grain, oilseeds and other commodities. He also will be responsible for increasing the value proposition for CHS farmer-owners through supply planning and price program development as well as market intelligence management.

CHS said Marthaler also will work with local Country Operations retail business units to drive strategic alignment of the CHS supply chain with the company’s Global Grain Marketing and Processing & Food Ingredient divisions.

Marthaler most recently was director of trading, supply and risk management for CHS Agronomy, where he led transformational change in crop nutrients trading, commodity risk management and supply chain optimization. He started his 15-year career with CHS trading spring and hard red winter wheat, moving through the Global Grain Marketing division in progressively responsible merchandising roles. Before joining CHS he was an oilseed processing intern at Archer Daniels Midland Co., and also served as a crop scout intern for Centrol Crop Consulting.

He currently represents CHS on the country elevator committee for the National Grain and Feed Association. He also has served on the biotechnology committee for the North American Export Grain Association and has served on the advisory board for Ardent Mills.

He received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business management from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota — Carlson School of Management.

“Jason joins us at a pivotal time for Country Operations as we look to execute on strategies that help us link the core businesses of CHS closer to the farm acre and create maximum value for producers,” said Rick Dusek, executive vice-president, CHS Country Operations. “He brings the right experience to help us serve farmers better and make CHS their first choice.”