Cargill elects Page chairman

by Eric Schroeder
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MINNEAPOLIS — The board of directors of Cargill on Tuesday elected Gregory Page chairman, effective Sept. 11. Mr. Page succeeds Warren Staley, who has retired from the company.

Mr. Page, 55, was named president and chief executive officer in June, and earlier was chief operating officer since June 2000. He was elected to the Cargill board of directors in August 2000.

After joining Cargill in 1974 as a trainee, Mr. Page held a number of positions in the company’s U.S. animal nutrition business before transferring to Singapore in 1985 to lead its animal nutrition operations in Asia. In 1989, he moved to Thailand to build Cargill’s poultry processing business in that country. He returned to the United States in 1992, where he assumed leadership of Cargill’s North American and Australian beef and pork operations in 1995. In 1998, he was named corporate vice-president and sector president, with responsibilities for the company’s financial markets and beef and pork groups. He was elected executive vice-president of Cargill in 1999.

Mr. Page received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks in 1973.

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