As senior vice president of sales for the consumer products sales division and vice president of Hormel Foods sales, Pat Schwab oversees the sales functions for all retail customers throughout the Eastern half of the United States.
Schwab joined Hormel Foods in 1986. He held several sales positions in Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Buffalo, N.Y., before becoming national sales manager of pork primals at the Corporate Office in Austin, Minn., in 1993. Schwab advanced to corporate manager of fresh pork sales, planning and logistics in 2000 and to director of fresh meat sales in 2004. He was director of fresh meats and margin optimization in 2009 and advanced to his current role in 2012.
Schwab is a native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and a graduate of University of Northern Iowa ,where he received a bachelor of arts degree in marketing.