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Mark A. Coffey is the group vice president of supply chain for Hormel Foods and leads the company’s One Supply Chain organization, with oversight of end to end Supply Chain, including engineering, operations, quality, research and development, logistics, strategic sourcing, supply chain planning, and customer service.

Hormel Foods is a global branded food company with over $12 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, Skippy®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, WHOLLY® Guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of the best companies to work for by U.S. News & World Report, one of America’s most responsible companies by Newsweek, recognized on Fast Company’s list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators, received a perfect score of 100 on the 2023–24 Corporate Equality Index and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts.

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 senior vice president of supply chain and manufacturing that same year. He was named group vice president of supply chain for Hormel Foods global operations in 2021.

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.

Mark and his wife, Tammy, have three adult sons and live in Austin, Minn.

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Relief Production Supervisor
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