ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc., a livestock feed ingredient producer, announced new management for its North American operations.

Effective immediately, Chuck Loefer has been named vice president for Alliance Nutrition's  North America division. Loefer was previously director of the premix and petfood department. He will now be responsible for all North American feed and premix business.

He replaces Mike Manning, who had earlier announced his intention to retire. Manning will retire on June 14, after 37 years in the feed industry, with the last 15 years of service at ADM.


Loefer will report to Mark Kolkhorst, president of ADM Alliance Nutrition.

"Chuck has a deep background in the feed and animal nutrition industry, and his knowledge and dedication will help us continue to grow our business and deliver excellent products and service to our customers," Kolkhorst said.