February 18, 2015


Cargill appoints new executive member to oversee animal protein operations


Press release


Ruth Kimmelshue, the president of both Wichita-based (US) Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation and the company's turkey and cooked meats business, has been appointed to a corporate position within an executive team responsible for overseeing Cargill's international animal protein and salt operations.


The appointment will be effective from March 1, 2015.


Additionally, Kimmelshue has been named to the Cargill Corporate Center executive team, which provides global leadership, counseling and guidance in support of the company's long-term strategic business and societal objectives. She will be based in Wichita and will continue leading the Cargill Turkey & Cooked Meats business as well as serving as president of Cargill Meat Solutions.


Prior to her appointment as the president of the Cargill turkey business in March 2013, Kimmelshue had previously served more than four years as the president of Cargill Salt, based in Minneapolis.


Much of her career has been in the grain and oilseeds businesses, including two years with Cargill AgHorizons. She also led Cargill Supply Chain Solutions, an internal team that brought supply chain capabilities and support to Cargill's global businesses.


Kimmelshue joined Cargill in 1999 with the company's acquisition of Continental Grain, where she had worked for 13 years in various merchandising, trading and management roles in the US and Switzerland.


She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations as well as a Master of Arts in Agricultural Economics from Stanford University.

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