United Sugars Corporation has named John R. Doxsie president of the corporation. He is expected to join United Sugars Sept. 30. He will replace Thomas M. McKenna who announced his intent to retire at the end of the year.
United, a cooperative, which markets sugar from Midwest beet sugar producers and a Florida cane sugar producer, handles over 2.5 million tons of refined sugar products from seven beet refineries and one cane refinery.
John Richmond, United Sugars Executive Committee Chairman and President of the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, said the entire search committee was pleased to have added a strong leader with a background in marketing, distribution and finance.
Doxsie has extensive experience in the food and sweetener industry. Prior to joining United, Doxsie was president of Tate and Lyle of North America. He was responsible for 6,000 employees at 32 production sites in nine countries on four continents involved with corn processing, sugar cane, sugarbeets, potatoes and tapioca.
Doxsie spent 20 years with A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co., which was taken over by Tate and Lyle. During his tenure at A.E. Staley he held various management and executive level positions, most recently as president and CEO.
Doxsie holds a BS degree in Industrial Management from Purdue and an MBA from University of Michigan.