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Jon Nash to Helm Cargill’s North American Protein Biz

Misty High tapped to lead company’s foodservice business
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Jon Nash, who most recently was president of Cargill Protein's foodservice channel, has been selected to lead Cargill’s North American protein business. In his new role, Nash will report to Brian Sikes, who leads the Wichita, Kan.-based company’s global protein and salt businesses as its recently appointed corporate SVP.

Nash, who began his career at Cargill in 1998, has a diverse mix of commercial, operations and finance experience from his past roles of increasing responsibility, including VP of operations and GM and controller of the company’s Fresno, Calif., beef facility.

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Jon Nash photograph courtesy of Cargill

“Cargill is innovating the future of protein,” Sikes said in a statement. “Jon is a results-driven leader. He puts people first, embraces technology and is a forward thinker—his collaborative approach will help continue our growth.”  

Misty High, currently VP of and key customer leader of Cargill Protein, will also assume a new role as Cargill Protein foodservice business leader. Her strong track record of building strategic partnerships with foodservice and retail customers and her efforts to advance sustainability were cited among High’s key qualifications for her new role. She joined Cargill in 2005 after beginning her career with an integrated advertising and marketing agency.

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Misty High photograph courtesy of Cargill

Both Nash and High will begin their new roles on March 1, 2019, and will be based in Cargill Protein’s new headquarters in Wichita.

Cargill Protein has 28,000 employees across nearly 50 locations and produces beef, turkey, chicken and egg products to foodservice, retail and food ingredient companies across North America and around the world. 


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