ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, U.S. — CHS Inc. announced on March 14 that it has named veteran cooperative leader Lynn Foth as vice-president, business solutions, consulting and market development. Foth assumes his new role on April 1.

"We all know this is a time of tremendous, fast-paced change that affects agribusiness at every stage from the farm to the local retail level to the global marketplace," said Lynden Johnson, senior vice-president, business solutions. "Lynn will play a vital role in working with CHS member cooperatives as we strive to provide them with the strategic resources and options essential for long-term success in this environment."

Foth currently is CHS business solutions director, providing management, consulting and planning services to member companies across the CHS system. In his new role, he will be responsible for the strong business consulting and planning, management placement services and education programs CHS offers member companies. He also will lead the business solutions consulting team in working with CHS business units to provide member cooperatives new, value-added options for partnering with CHS.

Prior to joining CHS, Foth spent a dozen years as a cooperative general manager in central Illinois and eastern Iowa. He has been part of the regional cooperative system for more than 20 years. Now based in Pontiac, Illinois, U.S., he will be relocating to the Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, U.S., office.