ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — CHS Inc. on Sept. 5 named veteran enterprise information technology strategist David Black as the company's chief information officer. He will join CHS on Oct. 6, and be based at the company's suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., headquarters.

"David joins our CHS at a time of tremendous opportunity as we use technology to deliver innovative ways to leverage the CHS enterprise and help our owners grow in the years ahead," said Shirley Cunningham, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, CHS Ag Business and Enterprise Strategy. "His tremendous depth of experience in enterprise IT, global leadership and development and implementation of new technologies will drive our ability to use data and technology to add value for our farmer- and cooperative-owners."

Black joins CHS from Monsanto where most recently he has been vice-president, information technology, responsible for its global business operations. This has included implementation, delivery and operation of information technology for the company's worldwide commercial businesses.

He previously served as vice-president, corporate strategy, and was responsible for new business development and the operation of its geographic information systems and remote sensing subsidiary. He joined Monsanto in 1992 and has held a broad range of global IT and enterprise resource roles including responsibility for North America and Latin America North IT, leadership assignments in Asia Pacific and Canada, along with global enterprise resource planning for core business transactions including finance, manufacturing and human resources, and the consolidation and reporting of data from these business processes.

He has a bachelor’s of computer science degree from Tarkio College, Tarkio, Missouri, U.S.