AUSTIN, MINN. — The retirement of two individuals at Hormel Foods Corp. has prompted the promotion of two others. Gary Jamison, vice-president and chief financial officer of Jennie-O Turkey Store, will replace Roland Gentzler as vice-president of finance and treasurer upon Mr. Gentzler’s upcoming retirement. Tyler Hulsebus, director of purchasing, will replace James Schroeder as vice-president of engineering upon Mr. Schroeder’s approaching retirement.
“Congratulations and best wishes to Rollie Gentzler on his upcoming retirement,” said Jody Feragen, chief financial officer of Hormel. “His leadership in the finance area, coupled with a dedication to continuous improvement in all areas of the company, will be missed. We are fortunate to have a strong team, including Jim Sheehan, Jana Haynes and Gary Jamison. Their deep knowledge and experience will ensure continued success and we look forward to their leadership.”
James Sheehan, vice-president and controller, will advance to vice-president and chief accounting officer. Jana Haynes, director of investor relations, will move to vice-president and controller to replace Mr. Sheehan. Mr. Sheehan will add oversight of the I.T. organization to his responsibilities, as well.
“Jim Schroeder led the engineering group with a high degree of professionalism through numerous projects throughout his career,” said Bryan Farnsworth, senior vice-president of supply chain at Hormel. “I would like to thank him for his many years of service and congratulate him on his retirement. In addition, congratulations to Tyler Hulsebus on his advancement. His track record of success and leadership at Hormel Foods will be an asset in this role.”All promotions become effective May 30, 2016.