AUSTIN, MINN. — Jeffrey M. Ettinger has announced his retirement as chairman of the board for Hormel Foods Corp. Mr. Ettinger served on the Hormel Foods board of directors since May 2004 and as chairman of the board since November 2006.
"We thank Jeff for his outstanding leadership of Hormel Foods," said James P. Snee, president and chief executive officer of Hormel Foods. "During Jeff's tenure, the company experienced significant growth and expansion through organic growth, strategic acquisitions, and a continued focus on new product innovation."
The board of directors has Mr. Snee to be Hormel Foods’ next chairman of the board, effective November 20, adding to Mr. Snee’s current responsibilities as president and c.e.o.Mr. Snee was appointed c.e.o. last October after serving as president and chief operating officer since October 2015. He has been with the company for 28 years.