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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 assistant controller at Hormel Foods, Paul Kuehneman leads all financial responsibilities for supply chain, Jennie-O Turkey Store and product costing, including financial analysis, management reporting and forecasting.

Hormel Foods is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 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 on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the 12 years, 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 assumed his current role in November of 2020.

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 and is a member of Rotary. 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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