“Ron Hayes has been elected president and chief executive officer at American Crystal Sugar Company, following the resignation of Charles Shamel.
“Hayes joined Crystal in 1982 as vice president of operations and was promoted to senior vice president of agriculture and operations in 1985. During his four years at Crystal, Hayes has worked with the cooperative’s factories to improve overall efficiency so that Crystal produces more sugar per day and at a lower cost. . . .
“Before he joined Crystal, Hayes worked for the General Foods Corporation for 22 years. He spent seven years in research, held management positions in manufacturing for 12 years, and spent three years at the company’s corporate office.”
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