March 15, 2011


CHS appoints new Vice President, Business Solutions Consulting and Market Development 

Press Release


CHS Inc., a leading energy, grains and foods company, has named veteran cooperative leader Lynn Foth as Vice President, Business Solutions Consulting and Market Development.


Foth assumes his new role on April 1.


"We all know this is a time of tremendous, fast-paced change that affects agribusiness at every stage from the farm to the local retail level to the global marketplace," said Lynden Johnson, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions.  "Lynn will play a vital role in working with CHS member cooperatives as we strive to provide them with the strategic resources and options essential for long-term success in this environment."


Foth currently is CHS Business Solutions director, providing management, consulting and planning services to member companies across the CHS system. In his new role, he will be responsible for the strong business consulting and planning, management placement services and education programmes CHS offers member companies.  He also will lead the Business Solutions Consulting team in working with CHS business units to provide member cooperatives new, value-added options for partnering with CHS.


Prior to joining CHS, Foth spent a dozen years as a cooperative general manager in central Illinois and eastern Iowa.  He has been part of the regional cooperative system for more than 20 years. Now based in Pontiac, Ill., he will be relocating to the Inver Grove Heights, Minn., office.


Foth holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, with minors in accounting and psychology, from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, and has pursued Master's in business administration studies at the University of Kansas. He has been involved with a number of cooperative organisations and serves on a variety of athletic boards and volunteer committees.