DECATUR, IL - Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) has named Paul Bloom Business Director, Industrial Chemicals. In this role, Bloom will be responsible for developing and commercializing renewable chemicals, and for managing the commercial activities of ADM’s industrial chemicals business.

“With increased global interest in environmental improvement, we see growing opportunity to expand our portfolio of renewable chemicals,” said Mark Bemis, President, Corn. “In recent years, Paul has played a pivotal role in developing ADM’s renewable chemicals commercialization strategy; his experience and expertise make him the ideal choice to advance this strategy.”

Bloom joined ADM in 2001 and most recently served as Director, Chemical Technology Strategy. In this role, he has been instrumental in developing innovative technology for producing renewable chemicals, including a commercial line of industrial chemicals that includes propylene glycol, isosorbide, glycerin and other products.