MAUMEE, OHIO, US — The Andersons, Inc. has named Steven Campbell, retired Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) executive and grain industry veteran, to its board of directors, effective Dec. 1, the company announced Oct. 26.

“Steve’s extensive 30-year ag industry career coupled with his leadership experience makes him an excellent addition to our board of directors,” said Mike Anderson, chairman of The Andersons board. “We are very pleased to welcome him and look forward to the contributions he will bring.”

Campbell was head of North America Grain and group executive vice president at LDC, from where he retired in 2017. He has held various leadership positions, including as president and chief executive officer of Louis Dreyfus Commodities Grain Merchandising LLC, where he oversaw all grain trading and operations in North America.

Campbell also was a vice president with ADM, as well as a manager, natural gas trading at American Electric Power (AEP) where helped AEP establish a trading presence in the energy markets.

His involvement in industry organizations include serving as chairman of the Kansas City Board of Trade, first vice chairman on the North American Export Grain Association’s board of directors and holding a position on the Commodity Markets Council board of directors. In addition, he is a guest lecturer at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, US, speaking on commodity trading. 

Campbell received a bachelor’s of science degree and master’s of science degree in agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, US.