Mark A. Coffey is the senior vice president of supply chain and manufacturing for Hormel Foods and is responsible for the operations, engineering, purchasing, industrial engineering, Six Sigma, transportation and logistics, and aviation departments.
Coffey started his career with Hormel Foods as a relief supervisor at the Ottumwa (Iowa) Plant in 1985. He held a variety of positions at several locations before moving to the Corporate Office (Austin, Minn.) in 1991 as product manufacturing manager for cured and smoked meats. Coffey was promoted to plant manager at the Houston (Texas) Plant in 1995 and held this position at Dold Foods (Wichita, Kan.), Osceola Foods (Iowa) and the Fremont (Neb.) Plant before being named plant manager of the Austin (Minn.) Plant in 2005. He was named vice president of affiliated businesses, Refrigerated Foods in 2011. In 2017, Coffey assumed the role of senior vice president of supply chain and was promoted to his current position that same year.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in business and systems management from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management Executive Program.
Coffey serves on the board of directors of Applegate Farms, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Austin Area Foundation, Austin Country Club and Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Austin/Albert Lea.
Mark and his wife, Tammy, have three adult children and live in Austin, Minn.