BRIDGEWATER, NJ. — Stefan Oellinger has been named senior director of raw supply for Applegate Farms, LLC, a standalone subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corp. He will be tasked with leading the growth and development of Applegate’s supply chain.
Most recently, Mr. Oellinger led meat and poultry procurement for online grocery Fresh Direct for more than eight years. Before joining Fresh Direct, he was the manager for Artisan Foods Ltd. and general manager and vice president of operations for Kerr Farms Sales Ltd. Earlier in his career, Mr. Oellinger managed Belleterre Farms Inc., a no-antibiotics, no-added hormone beef company that brought certified organic grass-fed beef to market in 2002 and served retailers and foodservice distributors.
“Stefan has a vision for what a truly sustainable meat supply chain should look like and the know-how to build it,” said John Ghingo, president of Applegate. “His expertise in livestock production and online grocery is a unique combination that will be instrumental to the Applegate mission: Changing the meat we eat.”