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Ingredion Names Dr. Patricia Verduin to Board of Directors

WESTCHESTER, Ill., May 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to the food and beverage manufacturing industry, today announced the election by its stockholders at the 2023 Annual Meeting of Dr. Patricia Verduin to its board of directors, effective May 19, 2023.

In 2007, Dr. Verduin joined Colgate-Palmolive, a NYSE-listed multinational consumer products company, and was named its global chief technology officer in 2009. During her 15-year career at Colgate-Palmolive, she led global research and development, as well as product safety, quality, regulatory and product sustainability. Prior to Colgate-Palmolive, Dr. Verduin held various leadership and scientific positions with Conagra Brands and Nabisco. 

“Pat brings demonstrated leadership and 40 years of experience from three leading global consumer brands to our board,” said Jim Zallie, Ingredion’s president and chief executive officer. “Ingredion and our shareholders will benefit from her technical insights and extensive experience driving growth and product innovation within the consumer goods industry.”

“We are pleased to welcome Pat to Ingredion’s board,” said Gregory Kenny, Ingredion’s chairperson of the Board. “Pat has a wonderful combination of directly relevant food science leadership coupled with a broad view of all the components of board service, governance, and strategy.”

Dr. Verduin currently serves as a director of Avient Corporation, a NYSE-listed global manufacturer of specialized polymer materials. In addition, she serves on the board of Breakthrough Alliance, a non-profit organization. Previously, she served as a board member at Monsanto Company.

Dr. Verduin received a bachelor's degree in food science from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a doctorate in food chemistry from Rutgers University.  

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, is a leading global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. With 2022 annual net sales of nearly $8 billion, the Company turns grains, fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based materials into value-added ingredient solutions for the food, beverage, animal nutrition, brewing and industrial markets. With Ingredion’s Idea Labs® innovation centers around the world and approximately 12,000 employees, the Company co-creates with customers and fulfills its purpose of bringing the potential of people, nature and technology together to make life better. Visit for more information and the latest Company news.

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