David MacLennan

CEO and President

Cargill Inc.

Description

Cargill president and COO Maclennan took over Minnesota's largest private company's top spot Dec. 1, as departing CEO Gregory Page became chairman. MacLennan has been with the company for more than two decades, so expect him to continue Cargill's successful recipe, providing not only ingredients but also broader sourcing and product "solutions" for its food company customers. One big deal on MacLennan's plate for 2014: Ardent Mills, which is combining the flour millling businesses of Cargill, CHS and ConAgra. Ardent could end up controlling about a third of U.S. milling.