McCreedy named next Amalgamated Sugar CEO

The Amalgamated Sugar Co. announced that John McCreedy will succeed Vic Jaro as president and CEO of the sugar beet grower cooperative.

Since joining Amalgamated Sugar as general counsel in 2004, McCreedy has risen the ranks, most recently serving as executive vice president, according to a release. He recently led the company’s reorganization, labor relations and business development efforts, the release said.

McCreedy also serves as the chairman of the Idaho Board of Environmental Quality.

Jaro is retiring after nine years as CEO.

As CEO, McCreedy will control 1,400 workers contributing to processing sugar beets grown by 787 co-op members. Most of the sugar beets are grown in Idaho, though some come from the eastern parts of Oregon and Washington. Amalgamated Sugar produces 10 percent of the nation’s sugar at its processing plants in Nampa, Twin Falls and Paul, and is the second-largest sugar-beet company in the country, according to the release.