Vorpahl named head of Hormel Foods International; Company announces advancements after Snee’s promotion to president

Published 9:48 am Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hormel Foods Corp. announced several leadership appointments Tuesday as a result of the election of James P. Snee to the position of president and chief operating officer announced on Wednesday.


“Hormel Foods has an incredibly strong management team with exceptional talent throughout our organization,” Snee said in a press release. “I have had the pleasure of working with each of these individuals, and I know they share our focus on innovation and growth and have a solid track record of success. I look forward to working with them in their new roles and congratulate them on their appointments.”

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The following appointments are effective Oct. 26:

• Larry Vorpahl, group vice president and president of consumer products sales, will assume the position of group vice president and president of Hormel Foods International.

• Deanna Brady, group vice president, foodservice, has been appointed to the position of group vice president and president of consumer products sales.

• Jeffrey Baker, vice president of marketing, foodservice, will advance to group vice president, foodservice.

• David Weber, president of Burke Corporation, has been promoted to vice president of marketing, foodservice.

“Congratulations to Larry, Deanna, Jeff, and David on their advancements,” said Chairman of the Board and CEO Jeffrey M. Ettinger in a press relase. “They each bring a wealth of experience to these positions with their deep industry knowledge, strong leadership, and ability to drive business growth. We look forward to their continued stewardship of Hormel Foods.”

Larry Vorpahl

Vorpahl joined Hormel Foods in 1986. During his career at Hormel he has held several posts in product management and marketing. He was named vice president of marketing in 1999. In 2003, he became vice president and general manager, Grocery Products, responsible for overseeing the company’s Grocery Products division. He was promoted to his current role in October 2005.

Deanna Brady

Brady started her career with Hormel in 1996 in the foodservice division and has held various foodservice sales management positions throughout the United States. In 2003, Brady was promoted to foodservice regional manager in Los Angeles. She was promoted to vice president, foodservice sales, in 2007. Brady assumed her current position in October 2013.

Jeffrey Baker

Baker joined Hormel Foods in sales in 1990. After holding product manager positions for smoked meats and sausage, Baker became the meat products district manager in Buffalo, New York, in 2001. In 2002, he was promoted to senior product manager, meat products, and became the group product manager for meat products three years later. Baker advanced to director of fresh meats marketing and Precept Foods in 2009, and he advanced to his most recent role as vice president of marketing, foodservice, in 2012.

David Weber

Weber started his career with Hormel Foods in 1992 and has held several foodservice sales and product manager positions throughout the United States. In 2006 Weber was promoted to foodservice regional manager in Charlotte, North Carolina. Weber assumed his current position as president of Burke Corporation, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods, in 2012.