SALISBURY, MD. — Perdue Agribusiness, a unit of Perdue Farms, announced on Oct. 5 that Scott Fredericksen was promoted to president of the independent operating company.

Fredericksen, who previously served as executive vice president, joined Perdue in May 2019 as a business consultant.

“Scott is an accomplished executive with domestic and international agribusiness experience,” said Randy Day, chief executive officer of Perdue Farms. “Scott has provided strategic leadership in several key areas of the business. I look forward to his continued leadership to ensure we execute on our strategic plans for future growth across our diversified agribusiness organization.”

Before Perdue Agribusiness, Fredericksen worked at Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) starting in the early 1980s with soybean crushing operations. From 1998 to 2016, he held various key management positions: vice president of North American Oilseeds, president of the Specialty Food Ingredients Division, president of North America Oilseed Crushing Division and president of Global Transportation. He then took over as geographic president of ADM South America and joined the ADM executive committee helping to guide overall company strategies.

Fredericksen succeeds Dick Willey, who led Perdue AgriBusiness for more than 30 years. Willey will continue to work in the business focusing on government relations.