OMAHA, NEBRASKA, U.S. — Ag Processing Inc.’s (AGP) chief operating officer (COO), Cal Meyer, plans to retire at the end of 2019 after 34 years with the company.

Promoted to COO in 2015, Meyer served as group vice-president for 19 years and oversaw the company’s commercial activities and operations and functions.

“Throughout his career at AGP, Cal’s leadership contributed greatly to the company’s success,” said Keith Spackler, chief executive officer. “We have worked together for many years and I can attest that his vision, devotion, and work ethic have been key components in AGP’s achievements. Additionally, his contributions in managing and developing many of our leadership team members will add to continued success as we move forward.”

Meyer’s career in agribusiness started with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in 1981. He joined AGP in 1985 as merchandiser at the St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S., soybean processing plant. Later he became merchandising manager at AGP’s Manning and Eagle Grove, Iowa, U.S., processing facilities. Upon his promotion to national account manager in 1993 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., Meyer was named vice-president of marketing for the soybean processing group in 1997. In 2000, he was promoted to group vice-president responsible for commercial activities and operations. His career highlights include developing and working with a professional team and building a company.

“I have been fortunate during my career to have worked with a number of highly motivated and professional people in an industry for which I have a great respect,” Meyer said. “I have confidence in the work ethic and abilities of the AGP team. I find reward in knowing that collectively, we have a built tremendous foundation for the company’s future.”