USA, Wayzata, Minnesota. Jon Nash has been named president of Cargill Protein’s foodservice channel, effective June 1, 2017, which coincides with the beginning of the company’s fiscal year.
Nash will lead a team focused on providing foodservice customers with strong industry insights, innovation and sustainable supply chain solutions. He assumes this role after more than a year leading the Cargill Protein strategy and structure transformation that positions the business for future growth through a customer-first focus.
Nash earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Missouri and an MBA from Virginia Tech. He joined Cargill in October 1998 at the company’s Schuyler, Neb., beef processing facility and gained experience in various accounting and finance roles, in addition to leading multiple business integration and acquisition efforts. In 2005, Nash moved to Cargill’s Fresno, Calif., beef processing facility as the controller and was ultimately promoted to the complex’s general manager in June 2013. In 2015, he was named operations lead for Cargill Value Added Protein, and led the operations, engineering, and environmental, health and safety (EHS) teams. Prior to his latest promotion, Nash was the integration lead for the Cargill Protein transformation.
The appointment of Nash completes Cargill Protein’s customer-first leadership transformation, shifting the organization from a predominantly species and production orientation – turkey, beef, eggs, chicken, case ready, deli – to a customer channelfocus that includes retail, foodservice, protein ingredients and growth ventures. The transformation also includes a new model for business operations and supply chain (BOSC) management, and marketing and innovation.