Cargill has appointed Brian Sikes as the new head of its salt and protein businesses, effective from early 2019.
Sikes joined Cargill in 1991 and most recently served as the group president of the company’s North American Protein division.
Sikes led the transformation of the company’s North American protein business during his time in this position, as the unit has delivered strong financial results and expanded its offerings in line with shifting consumer demands for value-added protein, sustainable supply chains and alternative proteins.
Sikes has also served as the managing director of Cargill Meats Europe, president of Cargill Value-Added Meats and president of Cargill Meats Canada during his 27 years at the company.
He will succeed the current head of Cargill Protein and Salt Todd Hall, who is retiring after 36 years at the company.
David MacLennan, Cargill chairman and CEO said: “Cargill Protein and Salt has experienced strong growth for many years, and Todd has led some of Cargill’s largest and most successful acquisitions.
“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.”
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