AGP Leadership Appointments

On September 16, AGP announced the promotion of Mark Sandeen to the position of Group Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), reporting directly to the CEO. In his new role, Mark will lead AGP’s commercial efforts across all AGP marketing groups. Mark has become a key leader in AGP’s daily business decisions and the development of AGP’s overall merchandising strategy. As the CMO, Mark will continue to play an important role in creating and shaping AGP’s future.

Mark started his career at AGP as a Merchandising Trainee in 1990. In 1991 Mark was promoted to Merchandiser at Manning, Iowa and became Manning’s Merchandising Manager in 1994. In 2001 Mark accepted the Merchandising Manager position at AGP’s Hastings, Nebraska facility. In 2011 Mark was promoted to Senior Director of Marketing in Omaha, Nebraska. The following year, Mark was promoted to Vice President of Processing Marketing and in 2017 he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Soybean Processing.

Craig Pietig has also been promoted to the position of Vice President for Ag Products. Craig started his career at AGP as an Intern with assignments in both Emmetsburg and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa before being hired in 2007 as a Merchandiser in Hastings, Nebraska. In 2008, Craig transferred to Omaha, Nebraska where he has worked as a Merchandiser and Senior Merchandiser. In 2016, Craig was promoted to Director of Export Sales of AGP’s Ag Products group and in 2019 was promoted to Senior Director. Craig has played a major role in the development and success of AGP’s Ag Products group. In his new role, Craig will report to Mark Sandeen, CMO.

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