New appointment made at Cargill’s European poultry HQ
Thompson is currently president of Cargill’s value added meats sector, based in Wichita, Kansas. Cargill is the third-largest meat processor in the US.
Thompson will replace Pilar Cruz, who has been appointed corporate vice-president to lead Cargill’s strategy and business development team at the company’s Minneapolis headquarters.
Prior to coming to Wichita in 2011, Thompson served as president of Cargill’s North American egg business, vice-president of the company’s corn milling business and led the company’s dry corn ingredients group. Her replacement to lead Cargill value added meats will be announced at a later date.
"Thompson led Cargill value added meats to exceptional achievements over the past three-and-a-half years, such as the successful integration of an acquisition and earning the Cargill chairman’s award for high performance," said a spokesman.