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Bunge announces leadership changes in Canada

January 21, 2013

Bunge North America, St. Louis, the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited, recently announced a leadership transition for its Canadian operations. Richard “Rick” A. Watson, who has served as country manager since 2008, will retire, effective March 31. With this change, Karl Gerrand will join Bunge from Viterra Inc., Regina, Saskatchewan, as managing director, Canada.

“During his 38-year career, Rick has helped Canada’s oilseed industry grow from a small domestic business to a global powerhouse,” says Soren Schroder, president and CEO, Bunge North America. “We appreciate the many contributions Rick made as he helped expand Bunge's business in Canada and we wish him all the best in retirement.”

Before joining Bunge, Gerrand was chief operating officer of global processing operations at Viterra, where he was responsible for 1,200 employees and 34 manufacturing facilities worldwide that crushed oilseeds and produced feed ingredients, milled wheat, durum and oats, and manufactured malt and pasta.

Source: PR Newswire