Perry New WSC President/CEO

The Western Sugar Cooperative Board of Directors announced in early April that Rodney Perry is the company’s new president and chief executive officer. Perry, who comes to Western Sugar...


The Western Sugar Cooperative Board of Directors announced in early April that Rodney Perry is the company’s new president and chief executive officer. Perry, who comes to Western Sugar from Bunge Limited, a global agribusiness and food company, was based in Geneva, Switzerland. He assumes his duties at Western Sugar beginning April 21. Perry has more than 24 years of agribusiness and food experience. Most recently, he held the position as vice president for Food and Ingredients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Bunge. Perry joined Bunge in 2000 as sales and marketing manager, then moved on to lead the company’s North American Milling, Edible Oils, and Canadian Oilseed businesses before moving to Europe. His appointment as Western Sugar CEO followed a four month search by the cooperative’s board. Read this entire issue and back issues. Click here.

"We are delighted to have Rodney Perry join Western Sugar following an extensive search of qualified candidates," says Nick Lapaseotes, chairman of Western Sugar’s Board of Directors. "It was clear to us early in our search that Rodney has the management skills and agribusiness and food experience to lead our grower-owned cooperative forward." "I’m very excited about joining Western Sugar and looking forward to meeting with our 1,400 shareholders across Colorado, Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming," Perry says. "I know from talking with the cooperative’s board and others that Western Sugar’s grower-owners, along with our employees, are the strength of this company." Perry began his career in 1989 with Archer Daniels Midland Company. He later joined ConAgra and then Bethel Grain Company where he served in various commercial leadership roles. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Illinois State University in 1989 and an executive master’s degree in international business from St. Louis University in 2007. Read this entire issue and back issues. Click here.

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