ARDEN HILLS, MINN. — Bill Pieper has been promoted to senior vice-president and chief financial officer of Land O’Lakes, Inc., effective May 1.
A 12-year veteran of Land O’Lakes, Mr. Pieper joined the company in 2005 as vice-president of finance and accounting for Purina Animal Nutrition. He has served in his current role as vice-president, chief accounting officer and treasurer since 2008. Prior to Land O’Lakes, Mr. Pieper held senior finance roles at ADC telecommunications and NRG Energy and spent seven years at KPMG.
"Bill brings deep financial experience both within our farmer-owned cooperative and across related industries, and we are pleased to have him assume the c.f.o. role," said Chris Policinski, president and chief executive officer of Land O’Lakes. "Bill's strategic financial management mindset has and will continue to support Land O'Lakes' strong growth trajectory."Mr. Pieper succeeds Dan Knutson, executive vice-president and c.f.o., who will retire after serving as c.f.o. since 2000.