Speaker Bio

Ben Ferguson

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Ben Ferguson


Director-Human and Organizational Performance


Cargill, Inc.


Ben Ferguson is the Corporate Human and Organizational Performance Director for Cargill, with responsibility for leading the process of integrating HOP thinking and methods into the operations within the Cargill organization.  Ben has more than 14 years of experience training, coaching, and integrating HOP into industrial organizations.


Prior to joining Cargill in 2017, Ben had HOP and environmental, health and safety roles with the HEICO Companies, John Deere and Alcoa. In addition to HOP, Ben expertise in industrial emergency response, incident investigation and event analysis. Ben is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in industrial hygiene and has holds the Certified Safety Professional credential.