DECATUR, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Michael Loud has been named North American sales director, ADM Foods & Wellness, in Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s (ADM) Oilseeds business unit. In his new position, Loud will lead a consolidated sales force in the U.S. and Canada covering ingredients across the Foods & Wellness portfolio.

“Michael’s deep industry knowledge and strong customer relationships will continue to be great assets for ADM’s foods and wellness business as we work to expand our portfolio and deliver high-quality products to our customers,” said Bruce Bennett, vice-president, ADM Foods & Wellness.

Loud joined ADM in 2000, and he has held a variety of positions within the company’s corn processing, technical services and protein groups. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science-business from the University of Notre Dame.

ADM’s Foods & Wellness group offers a range of innovative specialty ingredients and products for the beverage, meat, snack, bakery, cereal, wellness and personal care markets. ADM’s Foods & Wellness group also manufactures numerous health and nutrition products, lecithin, acidulants, hydrocolloids and polyols.