Dennis McGrew became the new president and chief executive officer of NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, MN, a wholly owned business unit of Cargill, effective last month. NatureWorks is the first company to offer a family of commercially available polymers derived from 100% annually renewable resources.
Mr. McGrew replaces Kathleen Bader, who served as president, CEO and chairman of the business unit from 2004 to 2006. She has announced her retirement as part of a planned management transition. Mr. McGrew comes to the new position from his role as vice president and chief marketing officer, leading the commercial team efforts since he joined the company in April 2004. He was responsible for directing global commercial efforts for NatureWorks PLA packaging and Ingeo fibers as environmentally beneficial replacements for petroleum-based materials.