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Hormel Foods Announces Advancement


Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), today announced that Jeffrey M. Tobak, foodservice area manager, Chicago (Ill.) sales office, will advance to the position of president of Dan’s Prize. Tobak replaces Mark E. Morey, who was recently named president of Farmer John (Vernon, Calif.).

“Congratulations to Jeffrey on his advancement and we look forward to his leadership with the Dan’s Prize business,” said Mark A. Coffey, vice president of affiliated business units, Refrigerated Foods.

Tobak began his career at Hormel Foods in 2002 as a foodservice sales representative at the Pittsburgh (Penn.) sales office. The same year he became a territory manager in Charleston, (W.Va.), and then assumed the same position in Pittsburgh. In 2005, he became the foodservice chain accounts marketing manager at the Corporate Office (Austin, Minn.). He became a foodservice area manager at the San Francisco (Calif.) sales office in 2007 and then in Memphis, (Tenn.) in 2010. He assumed his current role in 2013.

Dan’s Prize and Farmer John are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Hormel Foods.

About Hormel Foods

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats for 2014, was named the 2013 Sustainable Supply Chain of the Year by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine, and was again named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the seventh year in a row. Hormel Foods was also recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine, on the 2015 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2015 40 Best Companies for Leaders by Chief Executive magazine. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit