As vice president of operations for the Grocery Products segment of Hormel Foods, John Forsythe is responsible for the Grocery Products processing plants and co-packer operations.
Forsythe joined Hormel Foods in 2000 as an industrial engineer at the Austin (Minn.) Plant. He held various engineering positions in Austin and Algona, Iowa, before becoming the manager of industrial engineering at Farmer John, a former subsidiary in Los Angeles, Calif. At Farmer John, he transitioned into operations and accepted the role of production superintendent. Forsythe held similar positions at Dan’s Prize (Long Prairie, Minn.) and at the Hormel Foods canning plant in Beloit, Wis. He became the plant manager of the Atlanta Plant (Tucker, Ga.) in 2016 and assumed his current role in 2020.
Originally from Forsyth, Mont., he is a graduate of Montana State University with a degree in industrial and management engineering. He and his wife, Sherri, have two daughters.