Hormel Foods announces new Farmer John leader
Published 10:26 am Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hormel Foods Corp. announced a promotion Monday for Mark E. Morey, the president of Dan’s Prize.
Morey will replace Greg Longstreet as the new president of Farmer John. Longstreet recently transitioned to lead CytoSport Holdings Inc. in July.
“Mark’s 22 years of experience and proven track record of success across multiple disciplines makes him the perfect fit for this role,” said Mark A. Coffey, vice president of affiliated business units, refrigerated foods. “We look forward to his leadership in growing the Farmer John brand.”
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Dan’s Prize, Farmer John and CytoSport Holdings, Inc., are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Hormel Foods.
Morey began his career as a meat products sales representative in Dallas, Texas, in 1993 and that same year became a territory manager in Minneapolis. In 1994, he became a deli product manager at Dubuque Foods in Dubuque, Iowa, and in 1995, became a regional foodservice sales manager for Dubuque Foods in Boston, Massachusetts .
He returned to the corporate office in 1998 as the product manager of fresh pork. Two years later, he became the director of marketing for Precept Foods, and in 2006 became a group product manager in meat products. In 2008, he became the director of fresh meats marketing and general manager of Precept Foods. Morey assumed his current role in 2009.