CHS Names Legried to Energy Leadership Role

Published in CSP Daily News

CHS Capital president moves to vice president of refined fuels sales, energy services

Brian Legried

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- CHS Inc., a leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, has named Brian Legried to the position of vice president of refined fuels sales and energy services, where he will provide strategic leadership and direction for the refined fuels sales organization focused on growing the Cenex brand.

The appointment was effective Aug. 5, 2013.

"Brian brings significant leadership experience to this role, including leading and directing field-based staff and developing strong customer-focused relationships," said Darin Hunhoff, senior vice president of CHS Refined Fuels. "He knows many of our current refined fuels cooperative customers, as a result of working relationships developed during his tenure as president of CHS Capital. Brian also brings a strong commitment to collaboration--both in the field working with customer accounts and within the CHS enterprise."

With a career spent within the agricultural finance industry, Legried joined CHS in 2005 as president of what today is CHS Capital. Under his leadership, CHS integrated three lending organizations into one company focused on serving commercial and producer markets, including a significant segment of CHS customers. Prior to joining CHS, he held a number of senior leadership positions within the Farm Credit System, including senior vice president of sales and marketing, senior vice president of the LeasExpress business unit, and vice president of credit and operations at Farm Credit Leasing.

St. Paul, Minn.-based CHS is a leading global agribusiness owned by U.S. farmers, ranchers and cooperatives. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex-brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. It distributes Cenex energy products through a network of 1,400 Cenex-branded gas station and convenience store retailers in 19 states, including 70 CHS-owned Cenex Zip Trip locations