Archer Daniels Midland Company has appointed Todd Werpy, Ph.D., as the company's vice president of research and development.

Werpy, previously the company’s vice president of chemicals and advanced biofuels, will have responsibility for all corporate research and development functions, and will help drive value for customers and shareholders by overseeing ADM’s efforts to expand its product portfolio and strengthening research partnerships with government agencies, academic institutions and corporations. He joined ADM in 2007 following a 15-year tenure at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he was responsible for research and business development for new chemicals and chemical intermediates from renewable feedstocks.