Scoular has promoted Melissa Norem to the new role of enterprise director of origination. She will lead the company’s engagement and communication with farmers and develop origination strategies. Norem’s duties in the director role include:
- Assembling a team of origination specialists across Scoular’s network that will work with the company’s originators to create a consistent experience for all producers.
- Building and promoting Scoular’s brand, marketing tools and other services for farmers.
- Facilitating a new grower roundtable, exploring how Scoular can best use technology to enhance farmer relationships.
Norem was raised on an Iowa farm and graduated from Simpson College with an economics degree. She started her career with ADM and has been with Scoular the past 15 years, working in various trader and merchandiser roles. She is active in her community of Norwalk, Iowa.
“Melissa not only has demonstrated exceptional skills in trading, customer development and problem solving at Scoular, but she also brings a pride in farming to this role,” said Senior Vice President Ron Bingham, who leads Scoular’s Grain Division. “This role brings together Melissa’s passion for agriculture and for Scoular, as she will work to advance Scoular’s producer relationships into the next generation of farming.”
A 128-year-old company with $6 billion in sales, Scoular creates safe and reliable supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients. From its more than 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia, Scoular’s 1,000-plus employees lead the way by buying, selling, storing, handling and processing grain and ingredients as well as managing transportation and logistics for customers around the world.