Bunge North America has appointed Karl Gerrand as its new managing director for Canada, effective March 31, 2013, upon the retirement of Richard A. Watson, who has served as country manager since 2008.

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Gerrand joins Bunge from Viterra Inc., where he worked for eight years, most recently as chief operating officer of global processing operations. He was responsible for 34 manufacturing facilities with 1,200 employees around the world that crushed oilseeds and produced feed ingredients, milled wheat, durum and oats, and manufactured malt and pasta. Prior to joining Viterra, Gerrand also served as co-founder and president of Can-Oat Milling Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.