Christofore Named Chief Operating Officer for CHS European Grains Operations

Jun 30, 2010, 18:27 ET from CHS Inc.

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CHS Inc. (Nasdaq: CHSCP), a leading energy, grains and foods company, today announced it has named David Christofore vice president, chief operating officer for the company's European grains operations.  Christofore will lead grain trading and related risk management in Geneva, Switzerland and Kiev, Ukraine; he will also participate in the management of the company's Russian joint venture businesses.  

Christofore's new position is effective October 1, 2010.  He will report to Claudio Scarrozza, general manager and chief executive officer, CHS Europe, and will relocate to the CHS European Operations offices in Geneva, Switzerland.  Christofore joined the company's grain marketing group in 1986 and was previously vice president, special projects.  

"As CHS continues to develop and expand its global capabilities and footprints in agriculture commodities, Dave will be instrumental in the ongoing and further coordination of our European businesses into overall company grain marketing strategies and practices," says Mark Palmquist, executive vice president and chief operating officer, CHS Ag Business division.

CHS has international offices in Geneva, Switzerland; Kiev, Ukraine; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai and Hong Kong, China; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Barcelona, Spain and Calgary, Canada.

CHS Inc. ( is a diversified energy, grains and foods company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives around the world.  A Fortune 100 company, CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, along with thousands of preferred stockholders across the United States.  CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain, livestock 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.  CHS is listed on the NASDAQ at CHSCP.