ST. PAUL, MINN. — David Christofore has been named vice-president and chief operating officer for the European grains operations of CHS Inc., effective Oct. 1. In his new position Mr. Christofore will lead grain trading and related risk management in Geneva and Kiev, Ukraine. In addition he will help manage the company’s Russian joint venture businesses.

Mr. Christofore joined CHS’s grain marketing group in 1986 and most recently was vice-president of special projects.

“As CHS continues to develop and expand its global capabilities and footprints in agriculture commodities, Dave will be instrumental in the ongoing and further coordination of our European businesses into overall company grain marketing strategies and practices,” said Mark Palmquist, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of CHS Ag Business division.

CHS has international offices in Geneva; Kiev, Ukraine; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai and Hong Kong, China; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Barcelona, Spain; and Calgary, Alta.