Zallie, currently executive vice president global specialties and president, Americas, joined Ingredion in 2010 when the company acquired National Starch LLC. Prior to his current role, Zallie was responsible for Ingredion’s operations in the Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, along with corporate-wide responsibility for global innovation and operational excellence.
Prior to Ingredion, he was president and CEO of National Starch, where he developed and executed a comprehensive strategy focused on asset productivity, people capability and development, innovation and core renovation and emerging-markets growth. During his four-year tenure, compound annual sales grew by double digits.
“Over the years the board and I have focused on attracting and retaining top-tier talent and succession planning. After working with Jim for more than seven years, the board and I are confident that he is absolutely the right choice to lead the company going forward,” Gordon said. “During his tenure, Jim has been vital to the successful execution of our Strategic Blueprint for Growth. He has been responsible for all four of our business regions as well as the global specialty portfolio that has grown to 26 percent of Ingredion revenue under his leadership.”