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Agrimarketing : May 2015
AT CLOSING NEWS Sumitomo Chemical integrates its agricultural chemicals business operations with the biorational business operations currently managed by Valent BioSciences in the U.S. Also, Sumitomo Chemical will form a Biorational Business Unit, a team assuming responsibilities for business target setting, and related research, manufacturing, or supply chain management. Wayne T. Smith is named Chmn and CEO of BASF Corporation. He succeeds Hans Engel, who as CFO for BASF, will relocate to the company’s global headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Smith Terry Dolan joins Ritchie Bros. as Pres, U.S. and Latin America. He had been with Generac and has been with Boart Longyear, Ingersoll Rand and Case Corporation. Richard H. (Rick) Raborn joins the Alamo Group as Exec VP, North American Agricultural Division. He had been with Illinois Tool Works. Becks Hybrids purchases a site on the southwest side of Effingham, IL, next to the “Cross at the Crossroads” on I-70. Plans for the 90-acre property include building a 92,000-sq-ft distribution center, providing additional agronomic support, hosting field day events, as well as conducting Practical Farm Research studies. Company and Morpheus Capital. Boards of Directors for United Farmers Coop, Farmers Elevator Cooperative and Cooperative Elevator Assn approve a merger/ unification to be taken to a vote of the Class A Members of the three companies. Fifty percent of Class A members must vote, and two-thirds of the votes received must be in favor of the merger, in order for the merger to pass. Gomez-Arnau Angeli FMC Corporation Board of Dirs elect Jaime Gomez-Arnau as VP. He had been Pres/CEO of Cheminova and has been with Rhône-Poulenc Agro and Ciba-Geigy. Also at FMC, Brian Angeli, VP, Corporate Strategy and Development, assumes responsibility for investor relations. Archer Daniels Midland Company appoints Mark Schweitzer as VP, Investor Relations. Schweitzer had been Managing Dir of ADM’s Intermodal and International Container Freight business. Donald Meltzer joins Rabobank as Vice Chmn, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for the North America Wholesale Banking Division. He had been with Credit Suisse First Boston and has been with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Cowen and Tim Scott joins Land O’Lakes as Sr VP/Chief Mktg Officer. He had been with McGarryBowen and has been with DDB Worldwide, FCB and JWT. Scott University of Illinois’ Collection of Ag Publications, Volume 1, Number 1 is now available online, with 592 agricultural journals and farm papers spanning a 166-year period, from 1842 to 2008. Contributors to the collection include John Harvey and Jim Evans. G3 Global Grain Group, a joint venture between Bunge Canada, and SALIC Canada Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company, acquires Canada’s CWB grain