As vice president of sales for the foodservice group, Mark Ourada oversees all of the foodservice sales force at Hormel Foods.
Ourada began his career at Hormel Foods in 1988 as a relief sales and merchandiser in Minneapolis, and was promoted to sales representative and territory manager the same year. A year later, he became a foodservice sales representative in San Antonio, Texas. In 1993, he became the foodservice account manager in Denver and in 1995, was promoted to foodservice account executive. In 1998, he moved back to Minneapolis as a foodservice area manager and in 2001, advanced to area manager, foodservice sales in Cincinnati and became the regional sales manager there in 2005. He assumed his current role in October 2013.
Ourada is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he received a bachelor of science degree in marketing. He completed the executive development program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 2016.
He serves as a co-chair of the Vision 2020 steering committee