AUSTIN, MINN. — James N. Sheehan has been promoted to executive vice-president and chief financial officer at Hormel Foods Corp. Mr. Sheehan most recently was senior vice-president and c.f.o. for the company.

In his new role, Mr. Sheehan will oversee the company’s financial operations, including accounting, information technology, internal audit, investor relations, corporate tax and treasury.

An employee of Hormel Foods for more than 40 years, Mr. Sheehan began his career as an accountant, advancing to other management positions within the company. In 1998, he became president of Hormel Financial Services. He later became treasurer and advanced to vice-president and controller in 2000. He was named chief accounting officer in May 2016 and became senior vice-president and c.f.o. in October 2016.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Missouri Western University and is a graduate of the Minnesota Executive Program at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

“With more than 40 years of experience, Jim is highly regarded in the industry for his strategic financial leadership and his deep knowledge of the markets, industries and Hormel Foods businesses,” said James P. Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer. “He is focused on elevating Hormel Foods financial and technology systems to reflect the changing dynamics in the greater food industry and will be pivotal in accelerating our growth in the future.”