CHS names Holton human resources leader

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – CHS Inc. (NASDAQ:CHSCP and CHSCO), the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, announced today it has named Adam Holton senior vice president, Human Resources, effective March 3, 2014.

CHS Inc., the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, has named Adam Holton senior vice president, Human Resources, effective March 3, 2014.CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, has named …

Holton will report to Shirley Cunningham, executive vice president, Enterprise Strategy. 

Holton joins CHS from GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis., where most recently he served as a senior human resources executive, leading human resource functions for GE Global Services, a GE business with 11,000 employees and annual revenue of more than $5 billion. Holton has held a wide range of human resource leadership roles within GE Healthcare over the past decade, including leading global human resource teams in seven different regions, designing and delivering strategies to support service productivity, consistent performance and growth. He was also responsible for talent and organizational development and design.

“Adam has significant experience in building and leading teams and developing and implementing human resource strategies to support organizational growth,” said Cunningham. “His breadth and depth of experience is an excellent fit as CHS continues to grow and focuses on attracting, developing and retaining talent for the future.”

Earlier in his GE career, Holton led process improvement in service, sales and marketing as a Six Sigma Black Belt for GE Medical Systems and served as program manager of corporate leadership and development at the Leadership Development Center in Crotonville, N.Y.

Holton also spent time at Bank One/JP Morgan Chase, where he managed executive education and was a human resources business partner for the real estate business in the commercial bank.

Holton earned a bachelor’s of science degree in political science from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. After graduation, he served for six years in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer, spending three years at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and three years at Quantico, Va. In 2004-2005, he led a reserve unit that deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

CHS Inc. ( is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS, a Fortune 100 company, supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the potential results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligations to publicly revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. For a discussion of additional factors that may materially affect management’s estimates and predictions, please view the CHS Inc. annual report filed on Form 10-K for the year ended Aug. 31, 2013, which can be found on the Securities and Exchange Commission web site ( or on the CHS web site

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