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People Mayo Schmidt to join Louis Dreyfus as c.e.o. ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS - The supervisory board of Louis Dreyfus Commodities has appointed Mayo Schmidt as the company's chief executive officer, effective Jan. 5. Mr. Schmidt will succeed interim c.e.o. Claude Ehlinger, who will continue in his current roles of chief financial officer of Louis Dreyfus Commodities and non-executive chairman of the Schmidt board of Biosev. Mr. Ehlinger also was promoted to the function of deputy c.e.o. of Louis Dreyfus Commodities. Mr. Schmidt is former president and c.e.o. of Viterra Inc., a Canadian-based global provider of food ingredients to leading food manufacturers worldwide. Prior to Viterra, he spent five years with ConAgra Foods, initially as president of ConAgra Grain in Canada and, more recently, as executive vice-president of domestic and international operations. Prior to this, he held several senior managerial posts at General Mills from 1982 to 1995. A U.S. and Canadian citizen, he has a bachelor's of business administration degree from Washburn University and has followed advanced study courses at UCLA, the University of Nebraska and Harvard University. "I am delighted to welcome Mayo to the Louis Dreyfus Commodities Group," said Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, chairperson of Louis Dreyfus Holding. "His broad and global experience in the food industry, combined with his leadership skills, entrepreneurial attitude, strong business ethics and team-oriented mindset make him the best person for the job. This is an important step in the transition project we launched in June 2013, to further reinforce our management structure and governance model. I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to Claude for his great service as interim c.e.o. over the past months, in addition to his There's A Reason Specialty Is Our Middle Name. At Dakota Specialty Milling our specialty is the right mix of people, products, and services. Our first-class milling facilities are in the heartland of America's grain belt, giving us direct access to premium, locally grown grains. Working with customers to deliver a consistent product mix, we are the trusted ingredient supplier for America's leading brands of variety breads, cereals, crackers, granola, and nutrition bars. Dakota Specialty Milling. The specialty mill for all reasons. 22 / December 9, 2014 Milling & Baking News | 800.426.7045 existing c.f.o. role, and for his outstanding commitment and performance." Mr. Schmidt called it "a great honor" to join the company, which he said has become "a synonym for excellence in the global agribusiness industry." "I would like to thank the supervisory board and Margarita Louis-Dreyfus personally for the trust they show in selecting me as chief executive," Mr. Schmidt said. "I have the greatest respect for the company's exceptional know-how, talented employees and senior management team and count on their support as we collectively drive the company's success moving forward." MBN George Deese to retire as executive chairman at Flowers THOMASVILLE, GA. - George E. Deese, executive chairman at Flowers Foods, Inc., will retire from his current position at the end of 2014, consistent with the company's management succession plan established by the board of directors five years ago. Mr. Deese will become non-executive chairman of the board and will continue to be involved in the strategic direction of the company. The announcement came following a board meeting held Nov. 21. Allen L. Shiver will continue as president and chief executive officer. Mr. Shiver has been with the company for 36 years and was elected Deese president in 2010 and c.e.o. in 2013 when Mr. Deese moved to the position of executive chairman. "In 2013, the board asked that I serve as executive chairman while the company completed the integration of several major acquisitions and growth opportunities, including Tasty Baking, Lepage Bakeries and the Hostess bread assets," Mr. Deese said. "We also wanted to ensure an orderly transition to the next generation of leadership for our company. I am confident in the integration progress of the acquisitions as well as the operations initiatives Allen and his team are pursuing." Mr. Deese said Flowers Foods is well equipped to perform for its shareholders, customers and team members in the years ahead. "Our priorities will be to deliver sales and earnings growth and to retain our position as the most efficient baker in our industry," he said. MBN /

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Milling & Baking News - December 9, 2014
January-September flour output sets new record, rises 0.9%
Consumer Reports casts doubts on merits of gluten-free diet
Late News - Reading to double facility’s size
Table of Contents
News Comment - Finally, commodity relief for grain-based foods
Editorial - India agreement offers hope for W.T.O.
Late News
Luna shifting line of bars to gluten-free ingredients
Business - Fire damages Canada Bread baking plant in Ontario
Girl Scout Cookies enter digital age
Sosland Publishing relocating company headquarters
Cargill reaches settlement, to change labels in Truvia case
C.H. Robinson to acquire Freightquote for $365 million
Financial Results - Campbell Soup baking unit profits strong; U.S. business soft
Charges bog down Post profit; adjusted EBITDA up sharply
Aryzta revenue in North America grows through acquisitions
ADM growth plans include Wild and Brazilian oilseeds
Input costs, plant start-up costs hinder Weston Foods
People - Mayo Schmidt to join Louis Dreyfus as c.e.o.
George Deese to retire as executive chairman at Flowers
Ready-to-eat Cereal Update - Cereal makers seek fresh start
Regulatory Affairs - Air emission calculation for particulate matter: Flour
Industry Activities - Wild, wild East: NAMA given ‘tour’ of Southeast Asia milling industry
AIB names new director of food safety services innovation
Nutrition and Health - USA Rice Federation disputes latest arsenic report
Supplier Innovations
Ingredient Market Trends - Grain volume requirements for Canadian railroads extended
Ingredient Week
Marketplace Business Network
Ad Index

Milling & Baking News - December 9, 2014