Hormel Foods shuffles leadership

AUSTIN, Minn. — Hormel Foods Corporation has announced the advancement of Thomas R. Day, group VP, foodservice, to group VP, refrigerated foods.

As a result of the move, Deanna T. Brady, VP of sales, foodservice, will advance to group VP, foodservice, and Mark J. Ourada, foodservice regional sales manager, will advance to VP of sales, foodservice. These advancements will become effective Oct. 28.

“Tom, Deanna and Mark have made significant contributions to the foodservice division with their leadership,” said Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and CEO. “We congratulate them on their advancements and look forward to their continued leadership.”

Day began his career at Hormel Foods in 1981, as a relief sales representative in San Antonio, Texas. He held several positions as a sales representative, and in 1989 was promoted to manager of national accounts, foodservice, at the corporate office (Austin, Minn.). In 1998, he advanced to the role of director of foodservice sales and became the vice president of sales, foodservice, in 2000. In 2007, he became SVP, foodservice, and in 2010 assumed his current role of group VP, foodservice.

Brady began her career at Hormel Foods as a foodservice territory manager in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1996 after several years of experience in the food industry. In 1998, she became a foodservice account executive and a year later a foodservice area manager. In 2003, she was promoted to foodservice regional sales manager, and in 2007 assumed her current role of VP of sales, foodservice, at the corporate office.

Ourada began his career at Hormel Foods in 1988, as a relief sales and merchandiser in Minneapolis, Minn., and was promoted to sales representative and territory manager the same year. A year later, he became a foodservice sales representative in San Antonio, Texas. In 1993, he became the foodservice account manager in Denver, Colo., and in 1995 was promoted to foodservice account executive. In 1998, he moved back to Minneapolis, Minn., as a foodservice area manager, and in 2001 moved to his current position as a foodservice regional sales manager in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products.