MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US— Ceres Global Ag Corp. is making leadership changes with two new promotions.
Pat Gathman and Dusty Clevenger will begin their new vice president roles July 1.
Gathman, director of agricultural operations, is being promoted to vice president — operations. He joined Ceres in 2019 and has brought leadership to the operations function across Ceres with a focus on safety, talent development, and operational excellence. Prior to joining Ceres, he was with Bunge and Cargill across the United States and Brazil in facility operational and management roles. Gathman has more than 25 years of operational leadership experience across the oilseed processing and grain agribusiness.
He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University.
Clevenger, business development director, also has been elevated to the vice president role but for Ceres’ strategy and business development. He joined Ceres in 2018, where he focused on the corporation’s business development efforts. Clevenger started his career in oilseed merchandising before moving into business development and senior leadership roles at Archer Daniels Midland, Gavilon and Agspring where he built teams and businesses across North and South America, Europe and Australia.
Clevenger has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in agribusiness from the University of Nebraska.
“Ceres has benefited from and enjoyed solid contributions from both Pat and Dusty over the past two plus years,” said Robert Day, president and chief executive officer of Ceres. “Their respective promotions to vice president positions are recognition of those contributions and more than appropriate given the size and scope of Ceres’ growth and ambitions going forward. We look forward to their continued leadership as we focus on the successful execution of our operating plan and growth strategy.”
Ceres is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, US, and together with its affiliated companies, operates 13 locations across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Minnesota. These facilities have an aggregate grain and oilseed storage capacity of approximately 31 million bushels.
Ceres has a 50% interest in Savage Riverport, LLC (a joint venture with Consolidated Grain and Barge Co.), a 50% interest in Farmers Grain, LLC (a joint venture with Farmer’s Cooperative Grain and Seed Association), a 50% interest in Gateway Energy Terminal (an unincorporated joint venture with Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp.), a 25% interest in Stewart Southern Railway Inc. (a short-line railway located in southeast Saskatchewan with a range of 130 kilometers), and a 17% interest in Canterra Seed Holdings Ltd. (a Canada-based seed development company).