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Hormel Foods is more than a job, it’s a family, a company that cares for its employees and local communities. I am proud to work with a team of inspired employees who constantly challenge themselves to create solutions which drive growth.

As vice president and controller at Hormel Foods, Paul Kuehneman is responsible for financial policies, internal controls, and financial reporting, as well as the general accounting, cost and business-unit accounting functions of the company.

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.

Kuehneman joined the company in 1993 and held various accountant and controller roles at the company’s Austin, Minn., and Rochelle, Ill., food manufacturing facilities as well as the company’s Corporate Office in Austin, Minn. In 2009, he became the director of internal audit at Hormel Foods and in 2016 was promoted to the position of vice president and chief financial officer for Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar, Minn. He was named assistant controller in November of 2020 and assumed his current position in January 2022.

Kuehneman earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northwest Missouri State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Kuehneman serves on the board of Jennie-O Turkey Store and the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a former board member of the Austin (Minn.) United Way and elected member of the Southland (Minn.) School Board.

Fast Facts

executive team
Certified Public Accountant
Years with Hormel Foods
BS, Accounting
Northwest Missouri State University

Paul’s Favorite Product

Lean Ground Turkey

Hormel Foods, to Paul

  • Ethical
  • Career
  • Inspired

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