REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2014) - Viterra Inc. ("Viterra"), Canada's grain industry leader, is pleased to announce that Tim Kennedy, the company's Director of Transportation and Logistics, has been named Supply Chain Executive of the Year by the Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA).

Mr. Kennedy is responsible for Viterra's North American transportation and logistics functions including rail, truck, multi-modal, and vessel logistics. He has over 35 years of experience in agribusiness with a diverse background in freight and logistics management, grain marketing, export terminal and country elevator operations.

"We at Viterra are proud of Tim and this recognition of his talent and dedication. He is a proven leader who has been integral to our company's high performance over the years, especially during our periods of growth through multiple acquisitions and changes within our industry," said Kyle Jeworski, Viterra's President and CEO for North America. "He will remain instrumental in our success as we move forward and continue providing superior service to our customers here at home and around the world."

"Tim Kennedy represents the best in supply chain management", said FMA President, Bob Ballantyne, "His technical, management and communications skills and achievements are outstanding, and he has been generous in sharing his knowledge and developing the skills of his staff."

Mr. Kennedy was presented the award at the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation's Canada Logistics Conference held on Friday, October 24th in Calgary, Alberta.

About Viterra

Viterra is Canada's grain industry leader, supported by the expertise of its people, a superior network of assets, and unrivalled connections to world markets. Headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, our commitment to agriculture goes back nearly 100 years, partnering with farmers to market and move their crops to areas of need around the world. Our continued focus on operational excellence throughout North America allows us to efficiently handle, process, distribute and transport grains and oilseeds. We provide further value to our partners through a wide variety of contracting and risk management tools to help them realize the full potential of their crops. For more information on Viterra in North America, please visit Viterra is part of the Agricultural Business Segment of Glencore.

Contact Information:

Viterra Inc.
Peter Flengeris
(306) 569-4810