Archer Daniels Midland Company announced that Michael Loud has been named North American sales director, ADM Foods & Wellness, in the company’s Oilseeds business unit. In his new position, Loud will lead a consolidated sales force in the United States and Canada covering ingredients across the Foods & Wellness portfolio.

“Michael’s deep industry knowledge and strong customer relationships will continue to be great assets for ADM’s Foods & Wellness business as we work to expand our portfolio and deliver high-quality products to our customers,” said Bruce Bennett, vice president, ADM Foods & Wellness.

Loud joined ADM in 2000, and has served in a variety of positions within the company’s corn processing, technical services and protein groups. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Science-Business from the University of Notre Dame.

About ADM’s Foods & Wellness Group

ADM’s Foods & Wellness group offers a range of innovative specialty ingredients and products for the beverage, meat, snack, bakery, cereal, wellness and personal care markets. As a global market leader in food-grade proteins, ADM’s Foods & Wellness group also manufactures numerous health and nutrition products, lecithin, acidulants, hydrocolloids and polyols.