OMAHA, NEBRASKA, U.S. — Marcelo Grimaldi has been named president of Gavilon do Brasil. In his new position, Grimaldi will be responsible for Gavilon’s commercial operations within Brazil and coordinate with Gavilon’s global offices to develop markets for Brazilian growers to further meet global demand.

Grimaldi is a longtime executive of Archer Daniels Midland Co., having most recently worked as executive director for the Andean countries. His leadership experience includes executive-level positions for Continental Grain and ADM, ranging from grain origination to refined oil operations, and oversight of operations in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

“Gavilon is lucky to have such a great mind leading our Brazilian operations,” said Steven Zehr, president, and chief executive officer of Gavilon. “His experience, unmatched knowledge of the Brazilian agricultural markets, and the ability to focus on the details make us confident that he can balance the needs of our employees, producers, and customers.”