Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) yesterday announced several executive appointments effective following a transition of responsibilities.

Jorge Fiamenghi, 45, vice president and president South America division, is appointed vice president and acting president US/Canadian region reporting to Sam Scott, chairman, president and chief executive officer. He replaces Michael Pyatt, who is resigning to pursue other interests.

Eugene Northacker, 60, retired vice president and president South America division, has accepted the assignment as acting president South America division. He also reports to Scott.

Jack Fortnum, 45, vice president and corporate controller, is appointed vice president and executive vice president US/Canadian region reporting to Fiamenghi.

Richard Vandervoort, 58, vice president strategic business development and investor relations, is taking on the additional responsibility of government affairs for the Company. He is now vice president strategic business relations, investor relations and government affairs reporting to Scott in this role.

Corn Products International, Inc. is one of the world’s largest corn refiners and a major supplier of high-quality food ingredients and industrial products derived from the wet milling and processing of corn and other starch- based materials. The Company is the No. 1 worldwide producer of dextrose and a leading regional producer of starch, high fructose corn syrup and glucose. In 2000, the Company recorded sales of $1.9 billion with domestic and international operations through wholly owned businesses, affiliates and alliances. Headquartered in Bedford Park, Ill., it was founded in 1906. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CPO. Additional information can be found on the World Wide Web at

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