ADM joins NCSA Private Sector Program

10.18.10 -

Archer Daniels Midland Company, the global agricultural processing company headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, is the latest Fortune 50 company to join NCSA's Private Sector Program.

"This partnership is an exciting opportunity to bring together both basic and applied researchers from the University of Illinois campus and beyond," said Merle Giles, director of NCSA's Private Sector Program. "ADM's needs push both public and private sector scientists in new, incredibly productive ways. We are delighted to work with a global company with operations in more than 60 countries."

"NCSA provides an important platform for industry and science to collaborate on solutions that address global business challenges," said Royce Wilken, an officer of ADM Transportation. "We look forward to working with NCSA's experts and partners as we serve vital needs for food and energy."

NCSA's Private Sector Partner Program puts the center's expertise and technological innovation to work on the real-world challenges faced by business and industry. Some of the world's leading companies have leveraged NCSA tools and technologies to gain competitive advantage. Current partners include: Boeing, Caterpillar, John Deere, GE, Motorola, Procter & Gamble, and Rolls-Royce.

For more information, go to, or contact Merle Giles: or 217-244-4629.