CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) elected its board of directors at its annual stockholders meeting, including a new director, Lei Zhang Schlitz, Ph.D.

Schlitz has held a series of senior-level positions for Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a diversified Fortune 200 manufacturing company with operations in 55 countries, approximately 48,000 employees, and more than 18,000 current and pending patents. Currently, she serves as executive vice-president of ITW’s Food Equipment segment, a $2.2 billion business that designs and manufactures commercial ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, food processing equipment, and after-sales services for commercial food service and food retail customers around the globe.

Eleven incumbent directors also were re-elected, including: Alan L. Boeckmann, Michael S. Burke, Terrell K. Crews, Pierre Dufour, Donald E. Felsinger, Suzan F. Harrison, Juan R. Luciano, Patrick J. Moore, Francisco J. Sanchez, Debra A. Sandler and Kelvin R. Westbrook.