President & CEO Western Sugar Cooperative
Rodney D. Perry with over 34 years of food and agribusiness experience has held the position of president and chief executive officer since April 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Perry was vice president Food and Ingredients Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Bunge. Mr. Perry joined Bunge in 2000 as sales and marketing manager of Bunge Milling and later served as vice president and general manager. In 2007, Mr. Perry took the position as vice president and general manager of Bunge Oils. In 2010, Mr. Perry held the general management position for both Bunge Oils and Canadian Oilseed Processing.
Mr. Perry began his career in 1989 as a merchandiser with Archer Daniels Midland Company where he was promoted to assistant general manager within ADM’s milling division. In 1993, Mr. Perry joined ConAgra where he held various commercial management positions. Mr. Perry joined Bethel Grain Company in 1999 as a partner and also served as director of commercial activities.
Mr. Perry earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Illinois State University in 1989 and an executive master’s degree in international business from St. Louis University in 2007. Mr. Perry has been actively involved in several industry associations and boards.