Mark Matlock joined Archer Daniels Midland Company in 1980. He was appointed Senior Vice President Food Research where he directs food ingredient and applications research.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Millikin University and a Master’s of Science degree in polymer chemistry from the University of Akron.
Prior to his current appointment, Mark served as an Analytical Chemist, Manager-Process Development, Laboratory Manager-ADM BioProducts and Director-Food Applications.
He is author or co-author of ten U.S. patents, two of which relate to an analytical instrument (OSI) that measures the oxidative stability of vegetable oils. Mark has conducted research that has led to new soy protein isolates for ADM. He has managed research efforts that lead the introduction of trans free fats for margarines and shortenings via a novel enzymatic rearrangement technology. In addition, Mark was elected president of the American Oil Chemists’ Society for 2003-2004 and in 2007 was honored as an AOCS Fellow. He was elected to the board of directors of the Industrial Research Institute in 2013-2016.