Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) today announced the appointment of Jeffrey B. Hebble, 45, to president of its Asia/Africa Division. He replaces Frank J. Kocun who retired January 31, 2001, as disclosed in the September 20, 2000, press release, and will report to Samuel Scott, chairman, president and chief executive officer.
Hebble previously served as executive vice president, Asia/Africa Division. He also will retain his title as a corporate vice president of Corn Products International. Hebble will be responsible for directing and leading the Asian and African business of the Company.
“(Jeff) Hebble has played an important role in our growth in both Asia and Africa during our first three years as an independent public company. His knowledge and experiences within these markets will make him a valuable asset and strong leader of this Division,” Scott said.
Hebble joined CPC International Inc., the predecessor of Corn Products International, Inc., in 1986 and has held various positions with increasing responsibilities. Hebble has a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Purdue University, a master’s degree in agricultural economics from The Ohio State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago.
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 operations in 20 countries at 40 plants, including 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 www.cornproducts.com.