DECATUR, Ill. -- Archer Daniels Midland Company has named Thomas Ames vice president-transportation and logistics for the grain group.

In this position, he will be responsible for oversight of all transportation and logistical activities of the Grain Group, including barge, rail and truck, along with oversight of the documentation surrounding domestic and export shipments.

Ames joined the company in 1978, and has held management positions in transportation and logistics for ADM. He most recently served as assistant vice president-transportation with responsibility for grain transportation.

Archer Daniels Midland Company is a world leader in agricultural processing and fermentation technology. ADM is one of the world's largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa. ADM is also a leader in the production of soybean oil and meal, ethanol, corn sweeteners and flour. In addition, ADM produces value-added food and feed ingredients.

Headquartered in Decatur, Ill., ADM has more than 26,000 employees, more than 250 processing plants and net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, of $36.6 billion.

SOURCE: Archer Daniels Midland Companyv via PR Newswire.