Kemin Industries has appointed Patrick Wood, formerly Vice President of Finance for Kemin Nutrisurance, as Chief Financial Officer, effective as of April 1.
Wood joined Kemin, a global ingredient manufacturer, in 2013 as a senior accountant before becoming an accounting manager a year later. He was later promoted to controller for Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – North America, and in 2015 became finance director for the business unit. In 2018, Wood took on the position of Vice President of Finance for Kemin Nutrisurance, the global pet food and rendering technologies business unit.
“Since joining Kemin, Pat has shown his exceptional aptitude for managing financial operations in a variety of business units and across international boundaries,” said Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO, Kemin Industries. “When it came time to fill Tammi’s position upon her retirement, Pat’s ability to drive continuous improvement and experience developing and executing global strategic plans and budgets made him an excellent fit.”
In his time at Kemin, Wood has contributed to Kemin’s continued growth, leading multiple due diligence and acquisition teams domestically and internationally. “I look forward to contributing to Kemin’s continued success and achieving our next strategic initiatives on our journey to transform,” said Wood.
Wood succeeds Tammi Guldenpfennig, a longtime Kemin leader who spent 30 years with the company. Serving as CFO since 2002, she helped transition Wood into his new role, which oversees finances for all Kemin’s 16 business units around the world.
Wood will be based at Kemin’s worldwide headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa.