Michigan Sugar CEO to Retire

The President and CEO of Michigan Sugar Company has announced his plans to retire after 40 years in the sugar industry.

Mark Flegenheimer joined the company in 1994 as Vice President of Administration, and became President and CEO in 1998. Under his leadership, the company became a grower-owned cooperative in 2002 and merged with Monitor Sugar Company in 2004. According to Michigan Sugar Company, under Flegenheimer’s watch annual sugar production has doubled from 630 million pounds to 1.2 billion. He says that he is honored to follow his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps in the leadership of the company.

Jim Ruhlman will be overseeing operations until a new CEO is selected.