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Hormel Foods announces new leadership hire


Austin, Minn.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the appointment of Janet Hogan as vice president, human resources, effective January 17, 2017.

Hogan will report directly to Larry Lyons, senior vice president human resources at Hormel Foods, and assume responsibility for leading the global HR function at the company. Her responsibilities will include building and executing world-class strategies for talent development, employee engagement, total rewards and labor relations.

“I am very pleased to welcome Janet to our leadership team,” said Larry Lyons, senior vice president of human resources. “Janet brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Hormel Foods with a proven track-record leading global human resource teams with some world-class organizations. Her experience is a strong fit for Hormel Foods, both where we are today, and where we are headed in the future as we continue our trajectory of growth.”

Hogan brings more than 25 years of experience leading HR teams. Most recently, she has led global human resource organizations including ProQuest and OshKosh Corporation. Prior to her work at these companies, Hogan served as the vice president of human resources for five years at Harsco Corporation and spent almost 20 years at Monsanto Company.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, 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 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the eighth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit and