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New Head For Cargill’s European Poultry Business

New Head For Cargill’s European Poultry Business
June 30
09:10 2015

Mary Thompson, president of US-based Cargill Value Added Meats, has been appointed to lead Cargill’s European poultry business based in Hereford, England, effective August 1, 2015. Mary Thompson replaces Pilar Cruz, who was appointed corporate vice president to lead Cargill’s Strategy and Business Development team at the group’s Minneapolis headquarters.

Mary Thompson.

Mary Thompson.

Mary Thompson led Cargill Value Added Meats to exceptional achievements over the past three-and-a-half years, such as the successful integration of an acquisition and earning the Cargill Chairman’s Award for High Performance.

Prior to coming to Cargill Value Added Meats in 2011, Mary Thompson served as president of Cargill’s North American egg business (Cargill Kitchen Solutions), vice president of the company’s corn milling business and led the company’s dry corn ingredients group. She joined Cargill in 1992 and subsequently held positions in the company’s oil seed, soy protein and strategy and business development groups. Prior to joining Cargill, Mary Thompson held a number of marketing and developmental roles with consulting firms and educational institutions.

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