Seaboard's Rod Brenneman to lead Butterball

by Keith Nunes
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SHAWNEE MISSION, KAS. — Rod Brenneman, the president and chief executive officer of Seaboard Foods L.L.C., has stepped down from his current position to become president and c.e.o. of the turkey processor Butterball L.L.C., Garner, N.C. Seaboard Corp., the parent company of Seaboard Foods, acquired a 50% stake in Butterball L.L.C. earlier this year.

Mr. Brenneman, who was named president and c.e.o. of Seaboard Foods in 2001 after beginning his career with its parent company in 1989, will assist with the transition on an interim basis as he vacates his former position.

“Rod has done exceptionally well in developing Seaboard Foods into the business it is today, and we are excited that Rod will bring his proven management skills and business expertise to Butterball, our most recent acquisition,” said Steve Bresky, president and c.e.o. of Seaboard Corp. “With his strategic and customer-oriented approach, we are optimistic that Rod will bring significant value to Butterball products, the brand name and the company overall.”

Butterball is the largest turkey producer in the United States and has seven processing facilities throughout the United States.

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