Thomas Welke was appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Global Grain and Protein, GSI in August 2012. Mr. Welke is responsible for the global GSI business and will lead the GSI organization replacing Scott Clawson.
Mr. Welke joined GSI in 2008 and was previously President of the Global Grain business. Mr. Welke has extensive industry and manufacturing experience. Most recently, Mr. Welke was located in Shanghai serving as VP and Managing Director for GSI China, driving significant strategic and operational change to achieve strong sales and margin improvement. Prior to joining GSI, Mr. Welke worked for Whirlpool Corporation in various leadership roles including VP of European Product Strategy and Business Teams, VP of North America Consumer Services, and VP of North America Demand and Supply Planning.
Mr. Welke holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and also studied in France.