ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Tim Skidmore, executive vice-president and chief financial officer of CHS Inc., plans to retire Dec. 31, 2019.

Skidmore will continue as the company's chief financial officer through the filing of the company's Form 10-K for its fiscal year 2019.

“We would like to thank Tim for his dedicated service to CHS, his focus on building a strong finance organization to support the changing needs of the company and his commitment to adding value to our owners,” said Jay Debertin, president and chief executive officer. “Tim also made strengthening relationships with owners a priority. He spent time listening to and talking with owners, always communicating our focus on maintaining a strong balance sheet.”

Skidmore joined CHS in 2013 as executive vice-president and CFO. During his tenure, he led the finance organization through a time of significant growth and change with a focus on hiring and developing finance talent and realigning the finance organization to provide increased value through an enterprise finance shared services model, enhanced financial planning and analysis and deeper business partnerships.

“I’m honored and humbled to have served CHS through such an important time in our evolution, and I have every confidence in the finance team to continue the good work we’ve begun,” Skidmore said.

A search for the company’s next CFO will begin immediately.