Mark Metivier has been named director of sales, cocoa, for North America by ADM Cocoa.

In his new role, he will be responsible for sales, business development and customer service for all chocolate, powder and compound products in North America.

Metivier will be based in Milwaukee, Wis., and will report to Dennis Whalen, vice president and general manager, Cocoa Americas.

He joined ADM in 2002 as a lecithin product manager and most recently served as the director of sales for specialty food ingredients within the corn group.

Metivier received a B.S. degree in marketing from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.