As executive vice president of supply chain, Glenn Leitch oversees the company’s procurement, manufacturing, logistics, research and development, quality management, and plant operations for both Refrigerated Foods and Grocery Products. He will continue to oversee the Jennie-O Turkey Store business unit.
Leitch began his career in Canada in 1982, holding positions in pork and beef segments, as well as brand management and new product development. He also spent five years in international protein sales.
Leitch started his turkey industry focus as director of commodity sales at Jennie-O Turkey Store in 1996, and was promoted to senior vice president of the commodity and supply division at Jennie-O Turkey Store in 2001. In 2011, he was named general manager at Jennie-O Turkey Store before being promoted to president that same year. In 2017, Leitch was named executive vice president of supply chain at Hormel Foods.
Leitch holds a bachelor’s of commerce degree in marketing from the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada).
He is on the executive board of the National Turkey Federation and currently serves as secretary/treasurer.