WEST SALEM, OHIO, US — Mike Wright has joined Commodity Blenders, LLC as chief operating officer. In his new role he will oversee the company’s business operations and help guide the implementation of the company’s strategy and vision.

A veteran with more than 25 years of feed industry experience, Wright most recently was director of operations and business development at D&D Ingredient Distributors, Inc. in Delphos, Ohio, US. Earlier, he was director of global marketing and research at Diamond V in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US. He also has worked for ADM Animal Health & Nutrition, MoorMan’s Inc., Manna Pro Corp. and Countrymark Cooperative, Inc.

He received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in animal science at The Ohio State University.

“Mike understands the feed business and what producers need to stay profitable,” said Bruce Keener, president and chief executive officer of CBL. “He brings CBL a wealth of industry experience and expertise. We’re excited for him to join our team.”

Based in West Salem, Ohio, CBL is a provider of a wide range of feed ingredients and blending services for the animal nutrition market. The company has manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.