Cargill is bolstering its executive team following the retirement of Todd Hall, who worked with the company for over 36 years. In his place, Brian Sikes will lead the global protein and salt businesses.
Sikes first joined Cargill in 1991. Throughout his career with the meat company, he has led the transformation of the North American protein business and the development of Cargill’s new North American protein headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. This facility will open December 6, 2018 and is designed to attract new and diverse talent to the company and strengthen collaboration between customers and Cargill’s Food Innovation Center and culinary chefs, according to a press release.
“Cargill Protein and Salt has experienced strong growth for many years, and Todd has led some of Cargill’s largest and most successful acquisitions,” said David MacLennan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are confident 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. Brian has also created inclusive and diverse teams, which is a top priority for Cargill.”
Cargill’s protein and salt businesses have more than 60,000 employees across 16 countries and operations in North America, Latin America, China, and Southeast Asia. Sikes will officially join the 11-person executive team in early 2019.
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