Westchester / IL. (gnw) Ingredion Incorporated announced the promotion of Rob Ritchie to senior vice president, food and industrial ingredients, Americas, effective immediately. In this role, Ritchie will lead the Company’s food and industrial ingredients businesses for North America and South America. In addition, Ritchie will serve as a member on the Company’s executive leadership team and report to Jim Zallie, president and chief executive officer.
«With a proven track record for delivering results, Rob has been a tremendous business leader throughout his 26-year career at Ingredion,» said Zallie. «Rob is a wonderful addition to the executive leadership team, and we will continue to benefit from his deep industry experience and strong customer relationships in the food and beverage industry.»
Ritchie joined the Company in 1996 as an area director in Canada and has held roles of increasing responsibility within the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In 2018, Ritchie was appointed president and general director of Mexico and expanded the Company’s go-to-market capabilities while strengthening commercial excellence. Ritchie also played a critical role in driving growth and profitability of the sweeteners and industrial ingredients businesses in the U.S. and Canada.