Decatur, IL — Archer Daniels Midland Co. Senior Vice-President and President of the Agricultural Services business unit Joseph Taets has been assigned new responsibilities for strategy and growth activity across ADM’s business lines in Europe, Africa and India and will relocate to the company’s European headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland.
Executive Vice-President and COO Juan Luciano explains: “With the pending acquisition of GrainCrop, and the recent growth of our crop origination and processing assets in Eastern Europe, embedding senior leadership in the region will ensure we fully leverage the earnings power of our growing network. Joe is ideally suited for this position, with his current responsibilities for crop origination and transportation activity in more than 75 countries, combined with his previous experience managing ADM’s European oilseed operations.”
Joining ADM in 1988, Taets has held positions as president of the company’s grain group and managing director of ADM’s European Oilseeds division. He serves on the boards of the North American Export Grain Association, Golden Peanut Co., ADM Grain River System Inc. and Kalama Export. He is an officer of ADM and a member of the company’s Global Operating Committee.