DECATUR, IL – Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), Decatur, IL, has promoted Gary Towne to the newly created role of President, Ethanol and Risk Management, in the company’s Corn business unit.

Towne joined ADM in 1998. He previously served as General Manager, Global Risk/Ethanol from 2007 to 2009 before being named Chairman of the management board of Alfred C. Toepfer International G.m.b.H., a role he held from 2009 to 2012. Toepfer is a global grain merchandising company based in Hamburg, Germany, in which ADM holds an 80 percent ownership stake. Earlier in his ADM career, Towne served as Vice President, Corn Processing, and as Vice President, ADM Export Co.