DENVER — John Barton has been named chief financial officer of Ardent Mills. In his new role, Mr. Barton will report directly to chief executive officer Dan Dye.
Before joining Ardent Mills, Mr. Barton was assistant vice-president and controller for Horizon Milling, a joint venture of Cargill and CHS, Inc. He joined Cargill in 1988 and has held various positions in accounting and finance in the oilseed, soy protein and steel businesses of Cargill. Additionally, Mr. Barton was assistant director in Cargill’s corporate audit department.
"We are pleased to announce that John has accepted the role as chief financial officer at Ardent Mills," Mr. Dye said. "John has served as vice-president with the finance team since our first day in business in May 2014 and has an intimate knowledge of the organization having played a pivotal role in moving our company from multiple ERP systems to a single, efficient platform. He has demonstrated strong leadership in the day-to-day business including financial reporting and analysis, operations finance, capital product analysis and tracking, risk management and grain accounting, Canada and Puerto Rico financial support, business services support, and maintaining strong processes and controls."