WILLMAR, MINN. – A leadership shuffle is underway at Jennie-O Turkey Store, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corp.

Matt Schrupp has been named vice-president of operations for Jennie-O. He was most recently vice-president of live production for the company, a role he has held since 2015. Mr. Schrupp joined Jennie-O in 1992 and has worked in various areas of operations, including plant management, industrial engineering and operations management.

Melanie Faust, current vice-president of operations, will assume the position of vice-president of human resources and administration. Ms. Faust joined Jennie-O in 2017 after working as the director of operations for Hormel's China business since 2014. She began her career with Hormel in 1995.

Ms. Faust will succeed Patricia Solheid, who intends to retire in May. Ms. Solheid has been vice-president of human resources and administration for Jennie-O since 2005. 

“While we will miss the leadership and dedication Pat has provided to Jennie-O Turkey Store, I am confident that Melanie will bring a great perspective to human resources based on her broad background and base of experience,” said Steve Lykken, president of Jennie-O Turkey Store. “Matt’s experience in operations coupled with his recent experience in live production will be very beneficial as he takes over leadership in operations.”