Together, Bunge North America’s senior management offers decades of agribusiness experience.
Todd A. Bastean
President, North America
Todd Bastean assumed his current role in January 2018. He started his career at Bunge in 1994, becoming CFO of Bunge North America in 2010 and CEO of Bunge North America in 2013. He also served as vice president and general manager of the operating company's milling and biofuels business units, and as vice president and chief administrative officer of its grain and milling business units. He also held positions in strategic planning and auditing. Prior to joining Bunge he worked for KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Bastean holds a bachelor's of science degree in accounting from Western Illinois University.
Gregory A. Billhartz
Deputy General Counsel, North America
Greg Billhartz joined Bunge as deputy general counsel for the North American region in January 2018. He has extensive experience at food and ag-related companies and as general counsel of a publicly traded company. Most recently, he served as general counsel and chief financial officer of Maschhoff Family Foods, LLC. He previously served as general counsel for Ralcorp Holdings and as assistant general counsel for Arch Coal.
Prior to working as corporate counsel, Greg was an associate at the Bryan Cave law firm and a senior consultant for the accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and his law degree from St. Louis University. He is also a certified public accountant.
Timothy J. Gallagher
Executive Vice President, Bunge North America
Timothy Gallagher is executive vice president, Bunge North America and is responsible for overall strategic alignment of the oilseed value chain for North America as well as directly overseeing the U.S. chain. Since joining Bunge in 1983 as a management trainee, Mr. Gallagher has had broad exposure to the agribusiness segment serving as an export trader, manager of the North American marine operations and as general manager of Bunge Grain. In 2007, Mr. Gallagher joined North America's sister company, Bunge Global Agribusiness, where he served as director, global operations. In this role he helped ensure that Bunge optimized its assets around the world. He returned to Bunge North America in July 2009 and most recently led the oilseed processing unit.
Mr. Gallagher earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Matthew K. Gibson
Vice President, Grain
Matt Gibson joined Bunge in 2013 as vice president and general manager of Bunge North America’s grain unit. He also represents North America grain as part of the global Agribusiness segment. Before joining Bunge, Mr. Gibson served as vice president of the northern region for Gavilon Grain where he was responsible for trading and operations for the company’s grain business from Minnesota to Washington State. He started his career with Continental Grain and also worked for the ConAgra Trade Group which became a part of Gavilon. Mr. Gibson has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Geralyn F. “Geri” Hayes
Vice President, Human Resources, Bunge North America
Geralyn “Geri” Hayes was named vice president, human resources of Bunge North America effective January 1, 2010. Ms. Hayes has been with Bunge since 1999 and has served as benefits director, director of organizational development and, most recently, vice president human resource services. Prior to joining Bunge, Ms. Hayes worked at Angelica Corporation for 15 years where she held positions in cash management and human resources, including director corporate human resources. She is a graduate of Fontbonne University with a degree in business administration.
Jamey J. Henne
Jamey Henne was named industrial director for Bunge North America in January 2017. He oversees all industrial operations in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. with all business unit operations, safety, engineering, quality, and environmental reporting to him. Mr. Henne joined Bunge in 2016 as vice president of operations for the Oilseed Value Chain. Before joining Bunge, he spent most of his 23 year career at Cargill, Inc. most recently serving as vice president, grain and oilseed supply chain in North America. Mr. Henne earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University.
General Manager, Milling & Managing Director, Mexico
Daniel Maldonado was named general manager of Bunge North America’s Milling unit in January 2017 in addition to the position of managing director, Mexico that he has held since 2013. He joined Bunge in 2000 as freight and strategic planning manager in the Miami office. He moved to Geneva, Switzerland as deputy director of global freight before returning to Miami as vice president and general manager of Bunge Latin America in 2007. He was promoted to vice president, fertilizer for Bunge Brazil in 2011.
Mr. Maldonado earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia and his master’s degree in international business from New Hampshire College.
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