Don Kremin is group vice president of the Specialty Foods group at Hormel Foods and oversees the strategic direction of CytoSport, Inc., Century Foods International, Hormel Health Labs and Hormel Foods specialty products.
The Specialty Foods group includes products such as the Muscle Milk® brand of protein products, restaurant packets, nutritional food products, supplements and contract manufacturing.
Kremin joined Hormel Foods in 1984 as a sales merchandiser in Grocery Products in Lenexa, Kan. He held various sales positions in the Midwest and was named Grocery Products district manager in Milwaukee in 1990. In 1994, he was promoted to Grocery Products regional manager for the east central region headquartered in Detroit. In 1996, he was promoted to Grocery Products customer development manager for the central region headquartered in Chicago.
He became the national sales manager for ethnic specialties in Grocery Products in Chicago in 1999, and he became the director of customer development in consumer products sales (CPS) in Chicago in 2004. In 2005, Kremin was named director of the Walmart business team and vice president of CPS in Bentonville, Ark. He was promoted to vice president of Hormel Foods and senior vice president of the CPS division for the Walmart business in 2007. Kremin assumed his current role in 2011.
Originally from Chicago, Kremin received his bachelor of arts degree from Northern Illinois University.
He currently serves on the advisory board of Cytosport, Inc.