Riceland Foods of Stuttgart, Arkansas, has named Ben Noble executive vice president and chief operating officer. In his new role, he will oversee the company’s strategic direction product innovation and day-to-day administrative and operational functions.
Noble joined the rice cooperative as vice president of marketing and strategy in September 2017, adding the role of vice president of sales in August 2018.
He recently served as president of Noble Strategies, a Little Rock-based marketing and public affairs firm with agricultural-based clients including Tyson Foods, Monsanto, Con-Agra, Anheuser-Busch and Riceland.
Noble also was the founding executive director of the Arkansas Rice Federation, which includes the Arkansas Rice Council, the Arkansas Rice Farmers and the Arkansas Rice Millers.