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Hormel Foods Employee Veteran Profiles

At Hormel Foods, your military service can continue to pay dividends in your civilian life. We employ many veterans, some of whom have shared their stories of professional service with Hormel Foods below.
  • Dionne Meehan Dionne Meehan, Corporate Quality Assurance Staff Engineer, Jennie-O Turkey Store Corporate Office, Willmar, MN
    U.S. Army, Retired Sergeant 1st Class E-7
    16 years, military service

    "Hormel Foods is a great place to work because of our people and the wide variety of career opportunities available." 
  • Ildefonso Garriga, Jr. Ildefonso Garriga, Jr., Production Supervisor, Aurora, IL
    U.S. Army, Retired Sergeant 1st Class E-7
    22 years, military service

    "I love the teamwork and the way Hormel Foods takes care of its own and promotes from within. At Hormel Foods, the company gives you the opportunity and tools to grow."
  • Robert Guthrie Robert Guthrie, Human Resources Coordinator, Fremont, NE
    U.S. Marine Corps, Retired Weapons Company First Sergeant/E-8
    23.5 years, military service

    "Hormel Foods is a company that provides challenge, encourages advancement and rewards achievement. It also provides limitless opportunities to employees with the drive and determination to pursue them." 
  • Rashad Hunt Rashad Hunt, Maintenance Engineer, Rochelle, IL
    U.S. Navy, Petty Officer First Class
    13 years, military service

    "I really like that I had the opportunity to interview with senior engineers during the interview process. I enjoy the atmosphere and work environment here. I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that Hormel Foods will have in store." 
  • Megan Koudelka Megan Koudelka, Foodservice Territory Manager AA, Atlanta, GA
    U.S. Army National Guard, Sergeant E-5
    5+ years, military service

    "Hormel Foods has gone above and beyond when working with military employees. They have been extremely supportive of my professional career alongside my military career; which includes accommodating my National Guard training schedule. The military requires hard work, dedication, and accountability. Hormel Foods parallels these values in its culture and makes it a positive working environment for any military employee." 
  • Roger Morrison Roger Morrison, Quality & Process Control Supervisor, Austin, MN  
    U.S. Army Reserve, Lieutenant Colonel, Facilitator/Instructor for the Army's Command and General's Staff Office College
    27+ years, military service

    "Hormel Foods supports its citizen-soldiers by going out of the way to ensure that work does not interfere with military training. The peace-of-mind provided by the communication and continuation of benefits during mobilization allows for greater mission focus during tough times."
  • Anthony McClanahan Anthony McClanahan, Product Supervisor/Night Team Leader, Osceola, IA
    U.S. Army, Retired First Lieutenant O-2
    9 years, military service

    "After I made the transition to Hormel Foods, I found that leading a production team utilizes many of the same principles I learned leading soldiers in the Army."
  • Brian Gerling Brian "Otto" Gerling, Days Production Lead Supervisor, Osceola, IA
    U.S. Army, Retired Sergeant First Class
    20 years, military service

    "From my first day with Hormel Foods, everyone made me feel part of the Hormel Foods team. Teamwork is part of everyday life here, just as it was in the military."
  • Lou Partington Lou Partington, Purchasing/Distribution Manager, Rochelle, IL
    U.S. Army, Retired First Sergeant E-8
    20+ years, military service

    "I greatly appreciate that Hormel Foods allows me to utilize my military experience in several of the positions I have had. I look forward to serving many more years throughout my career at Hormel Foods."
  • Jared Lee Jared Lee, Team Leader, Progressive Processing, Dubuque, IA
    U.S. Marine Corps, Sergeant E-5
    6 years, military service

    “Hormel Foods has given me the opportunity to use many of the skills I learned and utilized in the Marine Corps. Although the food industry is different than the military training I received, I enjoy the ability to lead a team of production associates to produce high quality and safe food products. Much like in the Marine Corps, leading a department full of diverse people is both a challenging and a rewarding career.”
  • John Bozeman John Bozeman, Maintenance Supervisor, Rochelle, IL
    U.S. Army, Retired First Sergeant
    22+ years, military service

    "After 22 years of military service, becoming a Maintenance Supervisor for Hormel Foods was a great experience for me. I was able to adapt to the culture and the climate by using my leadership and development skills I learned in the military."
  • Bennett Seiser Bennett Seiser, Maintenance Engineer, Austin, MN Plant
    U.S. Navy Reserve, Lieutenant O-3
    12 years, military service

    "Hormel Foods hires quality individuals that work together to produce world-class products."
  • Gary Sample Gary Sample, Human Resource Manager, Dold Foods, LLC, Wichita, KS
    U.S. Army, Retired Sergeant Major
    26 years, military service

    "I appreciate that Hormel Foods provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge and training I gained while in the military."
  • Ryan Sells Ryan Sells, Data Systems Support Specialist, Osceola, IA
    U.S. Navy, Retired Petty Officer First Class
    20 years, military service

    "The people I work with at Hormel Foods are happy and it shows in the great work they do. I look forward to a long and rewarding career with Hormel Foods."