Hormel Foods Announces Retirements, Advancements
AUSTIN, Minn. -- January 30, 2014
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), today announced the upcoming retirements
of William F. Snyder, senior vice president - supply chain, David P. Juhlke,
vice president of human resources, and Michael L. Devine, vice president of
operations - grocery products.
“Thank you to Bill, Dave and Mike for their long-term careers at Hormel Foods.
We greatly appreciate their leadership and wish each of them the best in their
retirements,” said Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and
chief executive officer at Hormel Foods.
The following advancements will take place as a result of the retirements:
*Bryan D. Farnsworth, vice president of quality management, will advance to
the position of senior vice president - supply chain, effective March 3.
*Lawrence C. Lyons, director of human resources, will advance to the
position of vice president of human resources, effective March 3.
*Donald J. Temperley, director - pork operations and procurement, will
advance to the position of vice president of operations - grocery
products, effective April 28.
*Richard A. Carlson, vice president of quality management at Jennie-O
Turkey Store, will advance to vice president of quality management at
Hormel Foods, effective March 3.
“Congratulations to Bryan, Larry, Donnie and Richard on their advancements,”
Ettinger said. “We look forward to their continued leadership.”
In 1980, Snyder began his career at Hormel Foods as an industrial engineering
trainee at the Austin (Minn.) Plant. He progressed through several industrial
engineering and supervisory roles in Austin and at the Stockton (Calif.)
Plant. In 1995, he advanced to plant manager of the Beloit (Wis.) Plant; he
became the plant manager of the Fremont, (Neb.) Plant later that year. Snyder
was named vice president of refrigerated foods in 1999, and has been in his
current role since 2005.
Juhlke joined Hormel Foods in 1983 as an industrial engineering trainee at the
Ottumwa (Iowa) Plant. He transferred to the Corporate Office (Austin, Minn.)
in 1985 in the role of compensation analyst, and then advanced to supervisor
of compensation. In 1993, he became the manager of personnel and industrial
engineering at the Beloit Plant. He was promoted to the director of human
resources in 1996 at Jennie-O Turkey Store, and to vice president in 2001.
Juhlke has been in his current role since 2005.
After joining Hormel Foods in 1976, Devine held a variety of production
management positions at the Fort Dodge (Iowa) Plant, Beloit Plant and the
Plainview, Minn., facility. In 1994, he transferred to the Corporate Office in
the role of product manufacturing manager – grocery products. Devine became
plant manager of the Stockton Plant in 1996. He has been in his current role
In 1981, Farnsworth began his career with Hormel Foods at the Fremont Plant.
He held a variety of quality and process control positions at the Fremont
Plant, Corporate Office, Austin Plant, Beloit Plant and at Jennie-O Turkey
Store. He gained plant manager experience in 1995 at Jennie-O Turkey Store,
and moved back to the Corporate Office in 1996 as director of quality
management. Farnsworth has held his current position since 2005.
Lyons joined Hormel Foods in 1978 as an industrial engineering trainee at the
Fort Dodge Plant. In 1981, he became a compensation analyst at the Corporate
Office, and later became industrial relations supervisor. In 1988, he
transferred to the Beloit Plant in the role of manager of personnel and
purchasing. Lyons became the corporate manager of safety and security at the
Corporate Office in 1993, followed by other human resources roles including
manager of employee relations and director of personnel. He has been in his
current role since 2006.
Temperley joined FDL Foods in 1982 (which became Rochelle (Ill.) Foods in
1993) and held various production management roles. In 1993, he advanced to
superintendent of processed meats. He transferred to the Austin Plant in 1996
as superintendent of cured and smoked meats production, and advanced to
manager of pork processing in 2000 at the Corporate Office. Temperley was
named plant manager of the Fremont Plant in 2005. He has been in his current
role since 2012.
In 1990, Carlson began his career with Hormel Foods as quality and process
control engineer at the Austin Plant. He has held quality assurance and
production management positions at the Stockton Plant, Owatonna (Minn.)
facility and at Jennie-O Turkey Store. In 2001, he was named director of
quality assurance at Jennie-O Turkey Store. He has held his current position
About Hormel Foods
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational
manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of
which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company
leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork
and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to
the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's (S&P)
500 Index, S&P Dividend Aristocrats for 2013, Maplecroft Climate Innovation
Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was again named one
of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for
the fifth year in a row. Hormel Foods was recognized on the G.I. Jobs magazine
list of America’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers in 2012 and 2013, and
named one of the 2014 40 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive
magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail
grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for
quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit
Julie H. Craven, 507-437-5345
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