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Hormel Foods Personnel Announcement


Austin, Minn.

Karen Wiernik, senior director of innovation and business development for CytoSport, Inc. to advance to senior vice president of marketing

Hormel Foods today announced the advancement of Karen Wiernik, senior director of innovation and business development for CytoSport, Inc. (Walnut Creek, Calif.), to senior vice president of marketing, CytoSport.

“Congratulations to Karen on her advancement,” said Greg Longstreet, CEO of CytoSport. “She has made a significant impact on the CytoSport business since joining the team, and I am confident her experiences will serve her well in this new role. We look forward to her continued leadership and expertise as we continue to grow our brands and our business.”

Wiernik began her career with Hormel Foods in 2004 as a brand manager in meat products marketing at the Corporate Office (Austin, Minn.). In 2013, she advanced to senior marketing manager for Specialty Foods. Wiernik was promoted to director of brand marketing for CytoSport in 2014 and assumed her current role as senior director of innovation and business development in 2016.

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. Hormel Foods, which 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, is celebrating its125th anniversary in 2016. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 Index, S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, and was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the eighth year in a row. Hormel Foods also received a perfect score on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, was recognized on the 2016 Best for Vets Employers List by Military Times, and was named one of the 2016 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 and