USA – Scoular, a prominent player in the agricultural industry, has announced the promotion of Sandra Hulm as Senior Vice President, tasked with spearheading the company’s newly established Renewables & Oilseeds Division.

Hulm, currently serving as Vice President and General Manager at Scoular, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new position. 

Effective June 1, she will assume leadership of Scoular’s Oilseed Processing business and oversee the Sunflower, Flax, and Bird Food sectors. 

Additionally, Hulm will manage Scoular’s Renewable Fuels and Feedstock businesses, reinforcing the company’s commitment to sustainable energy solutions.

A pivotal component of Hulm’s mandate will be steering Scoular’s investment in an oilseed crushing facility in Goodland, Kansas. 

Scheduled to commence operations on October 1, the plant represents a significant milestone in Scoular’s efforts to contribute to decarbonizing fuel streams and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

Sandra is providing hands-on leadership to this strategic initiative for Scoular as we prioritize our investment in oilseed crushing and the renewable fuels markets,” said Paul Maass, Scoular’s chief executive officer. 

Since joining Scoular in 2022, Hulm has demonstrated exceptional leadership, guiding teams through transformative changes and embracing a forward-thinking approach.

With over 25 years of experience in global food and agricultural businesses, supply chain operations, and commodity risk management, Hulm brings a wealth of insights to her new role. 

Before joining Scoular, she served as Vice President of Procurement at Conagra Brands and held various roles at ADM, spanning multiple facets of oilseed processing. 

Hulm’s extensive industry knowledge and leadership acumen have been further recognized through her past board memberships, including Ardent Mills, and her current advisory role at Women in Agribusiness.

Reflecting on her appointment, Hulm emphasized the significance of Scoular’s commitment to investing in the convergence of agriculture and energy. She expressed gratitude for the opportunity to lead within a company that aligns closely with her personal and professional values and boasts a wealth of talent and opportunities.

In parallel news, Scoular Co. is actively pursuing acquisitions as part of its growth strategy, seizing opportunities presented by competitors facing profit pressures, according to a Bloomberg article published on 22nd March 2024. 

CEO Paul Maass outlined the company’s ambition to achieve a sustained earnings increase of 15% annually, with acquisitions playing a pivotal role in this endeavor. 

Over the past three years, Scoular has strategically acquired 12 grain handling facilities, expanding its presence across key regions including Kansas, Montana, and Florida. 

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