CHICAGO – John McGowan has been named president of North American Oilseeds for Archer Daniels Midland Co. while Ray Bradbury has been named president of North American Oils, the Chicago-based company said March 16.

Mr. McGowan, who already heads the company’s North American soybean operations, will add responsibility for the company’s regional cotton and canola processing businesses. He joined ADM in 1997, held management-level positions at company facilities in Europe and North America, and served as commercial director of ADM Cocoa International in Rolle, Switzerland.

Mr. Bradbury will oversee ADM’s North American refineries, its oils portfolio and biodiesel merchandising. He joined ADM in 2004 and held various merchandising leadership roles before being named vice-president, North American Oils in 2013.

“As we continue to grow our North American Oilseeds businesses by expanding and deepening our customer relationships, diversifying our product portfolio and enhancing the efficiency of our operations, ADM is fortunate to be able to draw upon the experience and deep industry knowledge of leaders like John and Ray,” said Matt Jansen, senior vice-president and president of ADM’s global Oilseeds Business Unit.