Tony DeLio has 40+ years of experience in specialty ingredients, food and beverage, and agricultural-related industries across a wide range of top-tier global companies. As an operator, Mr. DeLio brings significant expertise in strategic innovation, M&A, R&D, and consumer and B2B marketing. Mr. DeLio most recently served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Chief Innovation Officer at Ingredion, a global manufacturer of ingredients for the food, pharmaceutical, and industrial industries, where he was responsible for leading strategy, M&A, and innovation functions globally. He also co-led Ingredion’s Global Specialties business, with sales of over $1.5 billion, and oversaw the global R&D function. Additionally, he recently led Ingredion’s acquisition of PureCircle and served as CEO of PureCircle during the global integration into Ingredion. Prior to Ingredion, Mr. DeLio spent four years at Archer Daniels Midland, where he held numerous senior positions, including Corporate Vice President of Marketing and External Relations, and President of the Nutraceutical and Protein Specialties Divisions. Earlier in his career, Mr. DeLio worked for nearly 20 years for Mars, Inc. in multiple businesses and functions including the Confectionary and Food divisions as well as Pet Care. He started his career with Nestle R&D. Mr. DeLio has also served as a director to several specialty food and ingredients businesses, ranging from start-ups to multi-generational, family-owned businesses, including Clara Foods, CreAgri, and Radlo Foods. 

EDUCATION
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S. Chemical Engineering