Primient is a leading producer of food and industrial ingredients made from plant-based, renewable sources.
Delivering Value and Expertise Every Step of the Way
We deliver value through deep technical, commercial, and operational excellence that is backed by our long-standing corn wet milling heritage. Wherever we are in the process, from field to customer, our priorities are focused on ensuring we produce the safest, highest quality products through practices that uphold both our responsibility and commitments to our people and our planet.
Our priorities are rooted in safety, quality, and consideration for the environment, starting with our renewable raw materials through to our exceptional products that sweeten, strengthen, support, and more.
Striving for excellence is so much more than selling high-quality ingredients, we're inspired to work towards excellence each step of the way from the field to finished product.
Integrity is in our DNA. Primient was founded on doing business the right way and this code remains a guiding principle of how we work together across our business and ways of working.
We are investing in our people, ourselves, and our facilities. We are evolving for new ways of winning and learning and growing the value of our business along the way.
Meet the Primient Leadership Team
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.