MAUMEE, OHIO, U.S. — Christine M. Castellano to take over as senior vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary with the retirement of Naran U. Burchinow. Christine M. Castellano will join the company and assume Burchinow’s role and responsibilities effective Feb. 3, 2020.  Burchinow will provide transition assistance until his retirement in March 2020.

Castellano is the former senior vice-president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer for Ingredion, Inc. She was promoted to the position in 2012 after serving for 16 years in legal roles of increasing responsibility in Ingredion’s and its predecessor companies' U.S. and international businesses. Prior to joining Ingredion, she was an income partner in an international law firm.

“Christine has extensive general counsel experience in the agriculture and food ingredient industries and will be an excellent addition to The Andersons,” said Pat Bowe, president and chief executive officer of The Andersons. “I am excited for her to join our leadership team.”

Burchinow will retire after more than 15 years of service to The Andersons. He joined the company in his current position in 2004. Prior to joining The Andersons, he was general counsel for several financial institutions in St. Louis and senior counsel for a Chicago bank.

“We are extremely grateful for all the work Naran has done to grow and strengthen our company,” Bowe said. “He is an excellent leader and counselor and has been instrumental in helping us acquire new businesses and enter into new markets.”

Founded in 1947 in Maumee, Ohio, U.S., The Andersons, Inc. is a diversified company rooted in agriculture that conducts business in the commodity trading, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors.

According to Sosland Publishing Company’s 2019 Grain & Milling Annual The Andersons has 44 grain storage facilities with a total licensed grain storage capacity of 144,796,000 bushels.