US corn refiner and food ingredients supplier Corn Products International has announced that its board of directors has elected Jack C. Fortnum to the position of vice president, and president of the company’s North America division.

Fortnum succeeds Eugene J. Northacker, who is retiring, effective 1 May 2004.

Most recently, Fortnum served as vice president, and president US/Canadian region. Since joining the company in 1984, he has held various positions in finance and operational roles including that of president of the US business, vice president of finance for the Canadian corn refining business, and director of finance and planning for the Latin American corn refining business.