The CFO of US-based rice processor NutraCea is to step down from the role at the end of the month.

Todd Crow will stay on as a consultant to ensure a smooth transition for his successor, Ken Mueller.

"We are extremely pleased to have Ken join our organization," said Brad Edson, president of NutraCea. "His proven ability to work with management as they look to rapidly grow their business will be most valuable to us as we position NutraCea for its next stage of growth."

Mueller was CFO of Collins Financial Services.