SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WIS. – Michael Stayer-Suprick has been elected by the board of directors of Johnsonville Holdings, Inc. as the company’s next chief executive officer. He will succeed his father Ralph C. Stayer. Johnsonville Holdings is the parent company of Johnsonville L.L.C., the 74-year-old sausage company based in Sheboygan Falls.

“Over the last several years, Michael has demonstrated leadership strengths and a commitment to developing our members while growing this business,” Mr. Stayer said. “I’m proud that he will continue the family legacy and place us in a position to succeed now and in the future.”

Mr. Stayer-Suprick is currently the president of Johnsonville’s international business. In his new role, he will help lead the overall investment strategy and direction of the family business.

Last February, Shelly Stayer was appointed chairwoman of Johnsonville L.L.C., succeeding her husband Ralph Stayer in the role he served in since 1995. Ralph Stayer will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.

Johnsonville employs approximately 2,000 and is a privately owned company.