American Crystal Sugar Company announced in mid-January these changes to its management structure:
Kevin Price has been promoted to vice president-government affairs. Price has served as director of government affairs since joining the company in 1996. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from North Dakota State University.
Teresa Warne is now vice presidentfinance. Warne joined American Crystal in 2008 as corporate controller after working in accounting at Caribou Coffee, and also in public accounting. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Montana State University and a master’s in business administration from Metropolitan State University.
Brian Ingulsrud has assumed the position of vice president-agriculture. Ingulsrud joined Crystal in 1990 and worked in a variety of positions in the company’s finance and agriculture areas. He had served as vice president-administration since 2004. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of North Dakota and a master’s in business administration from the University of Minnesota.
Tom Astrup is now vice president-operations. Astrup, who joined American Crystal in 1994, previously served as vice president-administration, vice president-agriculture and most recently as vice president-finance and chief financial officer. Astrup, who holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of North Dakota, also will continue to oversee Crystal’s Sidney Sugars, Inc., subsidiary.
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Greg Richards ~ Tom Newcomb
American Crystal Sugar Company announced two district agronomy manager changes, effective as of July.
Greg Richards, the company’s former ag strategy development manager, is now agronomy manager for the Moorhead and Hillsboro factory districts. Richards, who has been with American Crystal for 21 years, is an agronomy graduate of North Dakota State University. He was senior agriculturist prior to becoming the co-op’s ag strategy development manager.