CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S. —Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced on July 24 that Kevin Like has been named president, North America Flour Milling.
In this role, he will oversee all aspects of the company’s flour milling businesses in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, the company said.
“The Milling organization is core to our entire Carbohydrate Solutions business, and there is tremendous growth potential as we launch new sustainability and organic platforms and bring our new state-of-the-art facility in Mendota, Illinois, online in the coming months,” said Chris Cuddy, president, Carbohydrate Solutions for ADM. “Kevin’s leadership will be critical to driving all of these initiatives forward, and we are pleased that he has taken on this new role with the passion and energy he has brought to our organization for the past 31 years.”
Like joined ADM in 1988 and has served in multiple leadership roles at the company. Most recently, he was vice-president of commercial and sales for ADM Milling. Like has a master’s of business administration degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, U.S., and bachelor’s degrees in agricultural business and economics from South Dakota State University.
Like replaces Mark Kolkhorst, who had been president of ADM Milling since 2012 and was reassigned to lead what ADM spokesperson Jackie Anderson called a “significant business transformation effort.”
It has been a year of transition for ADM Milling, which earlier this year announced that sales and commercial staff members will be relocated to ADM’s North American headquarters in Decatur, Illinois, U.S., from ADM Milling offices in Overland Park, Kansas, U.S.
The move came against a backdrop in which ADM has told employees globally it is planning “a range of actions” to bolster its business. These include a voluntary early retirement program available to eligible employees and “realigning our organization worldwide.”