Change Hormel Food announces retirement of Tom Day

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
As executive vice president of Refrigerated Foods, Day has led the company’s largest segment as well as numerous subsidiaries and divisions.
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As executive vice president of Refrigerated Foods, Day has led the company’s largest segment as well as numerous subsidiaries and divisions.

Hormel Foods announced Tom Day, executive vice president, Refrigerated Foods, will retire effective at the end of the first quarter fiscal 2020. The company also announced the advancement of several executives, including Deanna Brady, who will succeed Day as executive vice president, Refrigerated Foods.

Additionally, P.J. Connor, currently vice president; senior vice president, Consumer Products Sales (CPS), will advance to Brady’s current role as group vice president; president, Consumer Products Sales. Tony Hoffman will advance to Connor’s current role as vice president; senior vice president, Consumer Products Sales.

Day serves as a member of the executive committee of Hormel Foods, bringing nearly 40 years of strategic leadership to the company. As executive vice president of Refrigerated Foods, Day has led the company’s largest segment as well as numerous subsidiaries and divisions, including Hormel Foods Foodservice, Hormel Deli Solutions, Meat Products, Fresh Pork and Affiliated Businesses, Burke Corporation and Dan’s Prize. During his career, Day has guided a number of business units to record growth and was responsible for leading the integration of three recent acquisitions, including Applegate, Fontanini and Columbus Craft Meats.

What's going to change

Brady, who will assume the leadership post for Refrigerated Foods upon Day’s retirement, has led the Consumer Products Sales business since 2015, overseeing the company’s growth strategy and branded portfolio sales in both retail and e-commerce. Brady began her career with Hormel Foods in 1996 and has held various management and leadership positions with the company, including vice president, Foodservice sales and group vice president, Foodservice, before assuming her current leadership post.

Connor will assume Brady’s post leading the Consumer Products Sales business. In his current role, he is responsible for all sales activities surrounding the Walmart business, one of the company’s major customers. Connor joined Hormel Foods in 1996 and has held various management and leadership posts, assuming his current role in 2011.

Hoffman, who is currently vice president of business planning and support, Consumer Products Sales, will assume Connor’s role leading the company’s Walmart business. He started his career with Hormel Foods in 1998 and has worked in both Refrigerated Foods and Consumer Products Sales throughout his career. He assumed his current role in 2015.

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