Dan Dye was named president of Horizon Milling, a Cargill joint venture with CHS, in 2009. Dye is responsible for the flour milling, mix and bakery operations of Horizon Milling in the U.S. and Canada, offering wheat and flour products and solutions for a wide range of ingredient applications.
Since joining Cargill in 1981, Dye has held various merchandising and managerial positions within Cargill’s grain business in the U.S. and Canada. He was appointed an assistant vice president of Cargill, Ltd. in Canada in 1990 and of Cargill’s grain division in 1992. In 1995, he was named vice president of its North American grain business. Prior to his current role, Dye served for 10 years as president of Cargill AgHorizons, U.S., and was responsible for the overall management of Cargill’s grain handling and retail crop input business in the U.S. delivering value-added solutions to farmer customers.
In addition to being the Vice Chairman of NAMA, Dye is also chairman of the NAMA Nutrition/Production Promotion Committee. He has chaired the NAMA Ad Hoc Committee on Futures Markets and has served on the Ad Hoc Production Data Collection Committee, which was responsible for the transition of flour production data collection from the U.S. Census Bureau to NAMA.
Dye serves on the Board of Directors of the Agriculture Future of America and the Board of Trustees of the Grain Foods Foundation and he serves on the Board of Trustees of Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn., where he is also an adjunct professor in the MBA program, teaching Values Based Leadership. Dye graduated from Bethel University in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics.