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Cargill Names New Leader of Protein, Salts Businesses

November 20, 2018

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Cargill Names New Leader of Protein, Salts Businesses

American agribusiness Cargill recently named Brian Sikes to lead its global Salt and Proteins businesses as Todd Hall, who currently heads the units, prepares to retire after a 36-year tenure with the firm.

“Cargill Protein and Salt has experienced strong growth for many years, and Todd has led some of Cargill’s largest and most successful acquisitions,” David MacLennan, the agribusinesses’ chief executive officer and chairman, said in a press release announcing the appointment. “We are confident that Brian is the right leader to build on that success, and he has demonstrated an authentic leadership style, customer-first focus, and an ability to drive change in his role as president of North American protein.”

Sikes joined Cargill in 1991. In his role at in the North American proteins business, he helped the company expand product offerings, including alternative proteins, and made its supply chain more sustainable. He also assisted in the development of the company’s new headquarters for the North American proteins unit in Wichita, KS.  

When he assumes his new role in early 2019, Sikes will become a part of an 11-member executive team. 

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