CHICAGO — Teys USA, a joint venture between Cargill and Teys Australia, announced Raven Kropf as the new president of Teys USA on May 29. Kropf, whose role was made effective on March 1, succeeds Brent Wolke, who is retiring, effective June 1.

Kropf brings more than 23 years of experience in the protein industry. She spent 20 years at Cargill before joining Teys in 2021 as senior vice president Business Development Value Add. Prior to joining Teys, Kropf held roles in procurement, commercial management, category management and sales while at Cargill. Her industry knowledge, strategic insight and leadership capabilities position her perfectly to steer Teys USA into its next phase of growth in the United States, the company said.

“I am honored to be the new president at Teys USA,” Kropf said. “I look forward to building upon the strong foundation that has been created and leading our talented team to drive growth and deliver value to our customers.”

Over the last few months, Kropf has been working closely with Wolke during this transition period to ensure seamless continuity in operations.

Wolke is a seasoned business leader with more than 37 years of experience in the beef industry. He served as president of Teys USA for the last seven years. He played a pivotal role in guiding the company’s growth and success, the company said.  

“I’m proud to have been a part of the Teys USA journey and entrust the business to a highly engaged and experienced team, confident that the organization will continue its growth trajectory well into the future,” he said.

Teys USA is a producer of high-quality grass and grain-fed beef that is sold across North and South America.