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Primient is a leading producer of food and industrial ingredients made from plant-based, renewable sources.

Meet the Primient Leadership Team

Jim Stutelberg
Chief Executive Officer
David Resac
Chief Financial Officer
Yanick Wilson
Chief People Officer
Mark Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Alex Green
General Counsel
Tim Meinhold
Chief Procurement Officer
Chris Guild
Chief Sales Officer
Tim Fowler
GM, Sweeteners & Acidulants
Greg Wenndt
GM, Industrial Starches

Rooted in History with a Vision for Tomorrow

Little did A.E. (Gene) Staley know way back in 1906 that his foresight, ingenuity, and grit for the potential of agriculture would lead to our business today - a business focused on the future of plant-based, renewable innovation.


Founded as A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co. in Decatur, Illinois, then acquired in 1988 by leading global food and beverage solutions and ingredients provider Tate & Lyle, and now poised to lead the way as Primient, we remain inspired by our rich legacy as we lean into tomorrow with fresh perspectives.


Our colleagues, some of whom are second and third generation employees from the earliest of the Staley days, take pride in walking the halls of Gene Staley’s iconic art deco ‘Castle in the Cornfields’ in Decatur, Illinois, dreaming up the next big idea just like Staley.


Introducing a New Era

As Primient, we stand ready to continue leading the way, applying the best and brightest scientific and technical expertise to plant-based, renewable ingredients and solutions which will help our business and our partners innovate, transform, and grow sustainably now and for the future.