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SOURCE Thompsons Limited
BLENHEIM, Ontario, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thompsons Limited announces today it has named Dawn D. Betancourt as President of Thompsons Limited. In this capacity, Dawn will oversee the company, reporting to a board of directors comprised of representatives from both The Andersons, Inc., and Lansing Trade Group LLC, co-owners of Thompsons Limited.
Betancourt is a 27-year veteran of The Andersons, Inc., having served in a variety of capacities in the Grain Group. She began her career as a grain merchandiser and managed the company's Indiana grain operations before being named as director of sales for the Grain Group in 2008. She most recently served as Vice President of the Western Region before being named Interim President of Thompsons Limited in July.
"Lansing has been impressed with Dawn's ability to assume the top leadership role in the organization," says Bill Krueger, Lansing Trade Group President. "Dawn's vision will serve the customers, employees and shareholders well as we implement our strategy going forward."
Denny Addis, Grain Group President for The Andersons, Inc., adds, "With a deep knowledge of the industry and proven leadership skills, Dawn is the ideal choice for this role. Dawn has effectively guided the transition for the Thompsons Limited team and we are confident in her ability to cultivate and lead the integrated business team to drive the organization's growth and future success."
Betancourt earned her bachelor's degree in Economics from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. Subsequently she earned an Executive MBA from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.
She is a member of the National Grain and Feed Association, previously serving on the association's Country Elevator Committee for six years.
About Thompsons Limited
Established in 1924, Thompsons is an integrated supplier of value-added agricultural products and services to growers in Ontario, Minnesota and North Dakota and to food processing customers worldwide. Thompsons owns and operates 12 elevators, 11 retail farm centers, 2 seed processing plants, 5 bean processing plants and a wheat processing plant. For more information, visit Thompsons Limited online at www.thompsonslimited.com.
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