Midwest Grain Products: Clodualdo Maningat, Ph.D, was promoted to vice president, application technology and technical services, overseeing all technical service activities. Mr. Maningat formerly served as corporate director of R&D and quality control. Steve Wilson was named marketing communications assistant, responsible for public relations, ads, promotions and events. Jason Zhao was appointed director of marketing research, responsible for developing extensive market analysis. Mr. Zhao previously served as project manager, market and customer research, John Deere Agricultural and Marketing Center.