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Cargill announces new leadership

April 12, 2021  By Hatchery International staff

Cargill is shaking up its executive team with a series of new appointments.

Chief executive Dave McLennan said the new leadership roles are part of a growth strategy to move the company forward. 

Jon Nash is the new lead of the global protein and salt enterprise as his predecessor, Brian Sikes, is named the company’s new chief operating officer. 

Pilar Cruz is the company’s new chief sustainability officer. She comes from the global aqua nutrition division which recently announced the SeaFurther Sustainability program. She will now have the responsibility of overseeing the company’s sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives. 


Ruth Kimmelshue will lead Cargill’s animal nutrition and health enterprise after five years leading the global business operations and supply chains. She previously held lead roles in the protein and agricultural supply chain business. Kimmelshue was also the company’s first chief sustainability officer. 

Julian Chase will continue to oversee the company’s transformation initiatives, while taking on new responsibilities leading business operations and supply chains. 

David Webster, who is based in the U.S., will relocate to the Netherlands in 2022 to lead Cargill’s food ingredients and bioindustrial enterprise. Webster has several years of experience in the global edible oils business and most recently headed the company’s animal nutrition and health enterprise. 

All leadership changes became effective April 1. 

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