The Andersons has announced Bill Krueger has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective 1 December, 2022.
“The appointment of a Chief Operating Officer as part of our executive leadership structure best supports our growth and strategic vision for the company. Bill is an experienced ag industry leader, whose appreciation for the importance of the company’s Statement of Principles to our overall success makes him a tremendous asset at the company,” said Pat Bowe, President and CEO.
Mr Krueger joined The Andersons in 2019 as part of its acquisition of Lansing Trade Group where he served as President and CEO for nearly 14 years. More recently, he was President of Trade and Processing at The Andersons. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Grain & Feed Association (NGFA).
Prior to The Andersons and Lansing, Mr Krueger held positions as a grain merchant for Scoular and ConAgra Trade Group where he began working in the commodity industry and gained a business development skillset in grains, energy, risk management and corporate finance.
“We continually review our leadership structure and succession plans focused on developing and selecting leaders who will continue to build a strong and successful company. The creation of the COO role enhances and solidifies our commitment to remaining nimble and innovative as we grow our core businesses in the ag supply chain. I look forward to working with Bill in this new capacity as we continue to grow the company,” added Mr Bowe.
Mr Krueger earned his undergraduate degree in agribusiness from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds a Master of Business Adminstration in finance from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.
In his new position, Mr Krueger will be responsible for all of the company’s operating segments. The nutrient and industrial business unit, led by Joe McNeely, will continue to report to Pat Bowe CEO through March 2023 as Mr Kruger transitions to his new role.
Mr McNeely will begin reporting to Mr Krueger in his capacity as President of Nutrient and Industrial beginning April 2023.
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