DECATUR, ILL. – Valmor Schaffer has been named president, ADM South America, while John Grossman has been appointed vice-president, South American Oilseeds, Decatur-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. said Sept. 13.

Mr. Schaffer will coordinate growth activity across all ADM business lines in the region and manage ADM’s oilseed business in Brazil. He joined ADM’s Brazilian grain origination operations in 1999 and was president, ADM Paraguay, and subsequently was general manager of the ADM-SAO joint venture in Bolivia, which included oversight of operations in Peru and Colombia.

Mr. Grossman will lead ADM’s South American oilseeds business, excluding operations in Brazil. He will report to Mr. Schaffer. Mr. Grossman joined ADM in 1998 and has held various positions in ADM’s North and South American Oilseeds processing operations. Most recently he was president, ADM Paraguay. An agronomist, Mr. Grossman received a master’s degree in business administration from the Brazilian university Fundacao Getulio Vargas.