Käti Ledbetter is the beverage applications manager for Archer Daniels Midland Company’s Research and Development group. In that role, she leads the beverage applications team to develop beverage and dairy prototypes and provide customer-facing technical support. She and her team work across all ADM business units and ingredient lines to provide creative solutions to meet customer needs.
Ledbetter began her career with ADM in 2005 as a product development scientist, focusing on corn sweetener and fiber-related projects. Over the next nine years, she moved into roles with increasing responsibility, including her previous position, technical sales manager for the WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients North American sales team.
Ledbetter holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri-Columbia and a master of science degree from Kansas State University.