Hormel names Boik environmental director

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Hormel names Boik environmental director

AUSTIN, MINN. — Hormel Foods Corp. has appointed Dennis Boik to the newly created position of director of environmental sustainability. Mr. Boik will be responsible for directing Hormel Foods sustainability effort by defining expectations and initiating projects relating to environmental sustainability.

"Sustainability and corporate social responsibility have always been a priority with Hormel Foods," said William Snyder, senior vice-president of Hormel Foods. "As director of environmental sustainability, Dennis will be an integral part of the expansion of our efforts in the areas of energy use, water conservation, environmental compliance, recycling, supply chain management and transportation."

Mr. Boik moves to this position after having been corporate manager of mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering. He started with Hormel Foods in 1971 as a plant engineer in the mechanical division in the Austin plant. He moved to the corporate engineering department as a mechanical engineer and was promoted to foreman of the engine room at the Austin plant in 1973. Mr. Boik also worked at AFECO, formerly owned by Hormel Foods and now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cozzini, Inc., in Algona, Iowa, from 1974 to 1984 as manager and chief engineer, vice-president of operations, and president and general manager.

He became manager of mechanical engineering at Hormel Foods’ corporate headquarters in 1984 and moved to chief plant engineer at the Austin plant in 1986. He was moved to a special assignment for the corporate engineering department in 1989 and became Hormel Foods manager of environmental affairs in 1992. He was promoted to corporate manager of mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering in 2001.

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