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Darling Ingredients Inc.

Darling Ingredients Inc.

Sector: Food Preparations Not Elsewhere Classified Region: TX, United States


: | New York Stock Exchange: DAR


Darling Ingredients Inc. is the world’s largest, publicly-traded producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients creating a wide range of products and customized specialty solutions for clients in the food, pharmaceutical, pet food, feed, fuel, bioenergy, technical and fertilizer industries. With operations on five continents, the Company recycles all aspects of animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, tallow, feed-grade fats, meat and bone meal, poultry meal, yellow grease, fuel feed stocks, green energy, natural casings and hides. Value-added products include edible fats, bone products, fertilizers, blood products and plasma meals. The Company also recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients. In addition, the Company provides grease trap collection services and sells used cooking oil collection equipment to restaurants and collects and land applies industrial residuals. For additional information, visit the Company's website at http://www.darlingii.com.

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Executives

Randall C. Stuewe, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Stuewe has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since February 2003. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Stuewe worked for ConAgra Foods, Inc. as executive vice president and most recently as president of Gilroy Foods. Prior to serving at ConAgra Foods, he spent twelve years in management, sales and trading positions at Cargill, Incorporated. Mr. Stuewe brings a seasoned set of management and operating skills to Darling’s Board. The Company believes Mr. Stuewe’s 25 plus years of experiences at various agriculture processing businesses qualifies him to be both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Dirk Kloosterboer, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Kloosterboer has served as our Chief Operating Officer since January 2014. He served as chief operations officer and a director and vice chairman of the board of VION N.V. from 2008 until we acquired VION Ingredients in January 2014. From September 2012 to April 2013, Mr. Kloosterboer served as chief executive officer of VION N.V. Mr. Kloosterboer has served as a director of our company since January 2014, when he joined our Board upon the closing of our acquisition of VION Ingredients.
Under Mr. Kloosterboer’s leadership, VION Ingredients made more than ten acquisitions, expanding into the gelatin and casings businesses and extending VION Ingredients’ geographic presence to China, Brazil, the United States, Japan and Australia. Mr. Kloosterboer is a highly seasoned international business executive and, through his long tenure at VION Ingredients, Mr. Kloosterboer brings extensive experience in the international animal by-products industry to our Board.
John O. Muse, Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
John O. Muse has been with Darling Ingredients since October 1997 and currently serves as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Muse has 40 years of agricultural business experience with Central Soya Company, Inc. (grain merchandising and feed manufacturing company), Archer Daniels Midland (ADM, an agricultural food and feed processor),and Darling Ingredients Inc. He has held various financial, operational, management and corporate office positions with those companies.
Rick A. Elrod, Executive Vice President - Dar Pro U.S.A.
Mr. Elrod has served as Darling Ingredients Inc.’s Executive Vice President – Dar Pro U.S.A. since April 2015. From 2011 to April 2015 he served as the Company’s Senior Vice President – Eastern Region. Prior to that, Mr. Elrod served the Company in various managerial capacities since joining Griffin Industries in 1984. Those include operations management for the Butler Kentucky facility, Georgia plant operations, and finally Eastern Operations, consisting of seven locations for Griffin Industries, prior to the merger in 2010. Mr. Elrod is an active member of the National Chicken Council, the US Poultry Fats and Protein Council, the National Renderers Association, and several state poultry federations throughout the Southeast.
Jan van der Velden, Executive Vice President - ERS
Jan van der Velden has served as our Executive Vice President – ERS since January 2014. He has served in a number of different capacities for VION Ingredients (now known as Darling Ingredients International) since June 1989. Most recently, he has served as the Managing Director of ERS for VION Ingredients since March 2012 and the Vice President Raw Materials & Logistics for VION Ingredients since January 2001. From May 2005 to March 2012, he served as the managing director of VION Ingredients Germany. He also served as a member of the board of VION Ingredients.
John Bullock, Executive Vice President – Chief Strategy Officer
John Bullock has served as our Executive Vice President – Chief Strategy Officer since January 2014. Prior to that, he served as our Senior Vice President – Business Development from May 2012 to December 2013. Mr. Bullock began his career at General Mills Inc. in 1978 in ingredient purchasing and risk management. From 1991 to 2004, Mr. Bullock worked for ConAgra Foods Inc., where he led the mergers and acquisitions group of initiatives and acquiring numerous businesses throughout the world. From 2004 to May 2012, Mr. Bullock operated JBULL Inc., a boutique consulting firm he formed specializing in enhancing margin opportunities for agricultural business expansions and developing renewable fuels, during which time he consulted on numerous projects for our company, including its effort in the development and construction of the Diamond Green Diesel Facility.
John F. Sterling, Executive Vice President/General Counsel and Secretary
John F. Sterling has served as our Executive Vice President — General Counsel and Secretary since August 2007. From 1997 to July 2007, Mr. Sterling worked for Pillowtex Corporation, where he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since 1999. Pillowtex Corporation filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on July 30, 2003.

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