Land O'Lakes makes management changes
January 09, 2008
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
ST. PAUL — Land O’Lakes, Inc. has made various changes to its leadership team.
JP Ruiz-Funes has joined the company as senior vice-president of corporate strategy and business development. He has more than 20 years of experience in general management and strategy roles.
Barry Wolfish is now senior vice-president of corporate marketing strategy and will head the establishment of a marketing center of excellence at Land O’Lakes. Mr. Wolfish was previously in corporate strategy and business development and has been with the company for eight years.
Mike Vandelogt is replacing Dave Seehusen as executive vice-president and chief operating officer of the Winfield Solutions Seed Division. Mr. Vandelogt was previously vice-president of marketing in that division. Mr. Seehusen is now executive vice-president of Land O’Lakes Ag Business Development and Member Development, and he has been with the company for nearly 40 years.
"These changes are intended to both leverage our leadership team’s existing experience and expertise as well as to bring additional insight, particularly in the area of business development, to the company," said Chris Policinski, president and chief executive officer.