Norfolk Crush hires CEO

Chad Spohn is set to take on the role of president and CEO at Norfolk Crush, starting from January 1, 2024. With over 24 years of experience at ADM, where he served in various capacities, including his most recent position as vice president overseeing commercial activities for the company’s Western US soy crush and grain assets, Spohn brings a wealth of expertise to his new position. His background includes roles such as general manager, commercial manager, product line manager, and merchandiser at ADM. Spohn holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and management from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and a master’s degree in business administration from Millikin University.

Norfolk Crush is in the process of constructing a $375 million soybean crushing plant in Madison County near Norfolk, which is anticipated to be operational soon. The facility aims to crush 38.5 million bushels of soybeans annually, equivalent to 110,000 bushels per day. Once operational, Norfolk Crush will produce 847,000 tons of soybean meal per year (2,420 tons per day) for livestock feed markets, along with 450 million pounds of crude soybean oil per year (1.28 million pounds per day) and 77,000 tons of pelleted soybean hulls per year (220 tons per day). The company plans to use the soymeal and soy hulls, known for their highly digestible fiber content, in livestock feed rations.

Norfolk Crush's President/CEO, Chad Spohn, wearing a suit and tie, stands by a tree.