The Scoular Company announced today that Richard A. (“Rick”) Cogdill has been appointed its Chief Financial Officer. Cogdill is based in Scoular’s corporate office in Omaha, Neb., and is responsible for providing strategic finance leadership for the company’s worldwide operations.
Prior to joining Scoular, Cogdill had an extensive career in finance and agribusiness that included 18 years with poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride. At Pilgrim’s, Cogdill served in a number of senior leadership positions, including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer. Cogdill began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, LLC in Dallas. He most recently worked as an independent and contract business consultant, helping business and financial investors throughout the U.S. evaluate strategic and business improvement opportunities, and as a Financial Advisor with Cogdill & Meads Wealth Management of Merrill Lynch.
“Rick brings Scoular a wealth of executive financial leadership experience in a number of areas, including business acquisitions, capital market transactions, and corporate structure,” said Chuck Elsea, Scoular’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to have Rick bring his extensive capabilities to our growing company and further position Scoular for global growth in response to the expanding needs of our grain, feed ingredient, and food ingredient customers.”
A 123-year old company with more than $6 billion in sales, The Scoular Company operates 90 independent business units that provide diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe. From nearly 90 offices and facilities in North and South America, our 750+ employees are engaged in the business of buying, selling, storing, and handling grain and ingredients as well as managing transportation and logistics worldwide. Scoular was listed at 55 on Forbes magazine’s 2014 list of top 100 of America’s Largest Private Companies. www.scoular.com.