MOVES: US CHS's European leadership changing

07 June 2013 20:56  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--CHS, the largest farmer-owned cooperative in the US, announced Friday the retirement of Claudio Scarrozza, senior vice president and CEO of CHS Europe, and the promotion of Roger Baker to Europe vice president and general manager.

Minnesota-based CHS said Scarrozza, who joined the company in May 2007, will remain through December 2013 and then transition to a consultant serving through 2014.

In a statement, the company said during his career with CHS, Scarrozza has established eight new global offices, developed vital relationships with foreign officials and conducted Black Sea acquisitions as well as numerous joint ventures.

“Scarrozza has an incredible capacity to first envision the big picture and then lay the ground work to create traction in some very challenging environments and regions of the world,” said Mark Palmquist, executive vice president, CHS Ag Business.

Palmquist said Baker, who joined the company in 1994, will immediately take the reins of CHS Europe and be primarily in charge of daily management and profitability and the operations related to grain merchandising.

 “We are confident that Roger’s strong management acumen, merchandising savvy, deep knowledge of CHS best practices and intense customer focus will greatly contribute to future success,” Palmquist said.

By: Mark Milam
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