Stone and Webster To Take Over New Leadership Roles at Cargill

Cargill has named Joe Stone enterprise lead for Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain. David Webster will take over Stone's vacated role as enterprise lead for Cargill Animal Nutrition.

These announcements follow longtime Cargill executive GJ van den Akker’s decision to retire as enterprise lead for Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain in 2020 after 30 years with the company. The supply chain business includes origination, trading, processing, and distribution of crops like corn, wheat and soybeans.

"GJ and his leadership team have improved results in our ag supply chain while also driving important progress on critical safety, digitalization and sustainability goals," said Dave MacLennan, Cargill chairman and chief executive officer. "Joe’s extensive risk management, trading, and grains and oilseeds experience will allow him to build on the momentum created by GJ and his team. And David is well positioned to execute on our animal nutrition growth strategy, leveraging his successful track record leading the premix and nutrition business and managing diverse global teams.”

Stone began his career in Cargill’s grain and oilseeds business in 1985 before moving to the company’s world trading unit in Geneva, Switzerland in 2001. Webster joined Cargill in 1992, working in production, sales, purchasing and finance before becoming a leader in Cargill premix business with the acquisition of Provimi. Most recently, he led Cargill’s global edible oils business.

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