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Hormel executive retires after 34 years with the company, 2 others promoted from within

Hormel Foods Corporation announced the upcoming retirement of Larry Vorpahl, group vice president and president of Hormel Foods International Corporation.

Larry Vorpahl

Swen Neufeldt, currently vice president of Meat Products marketing for the company’s Refrigerated Foods division, has been named group vice president and president of Hormel Foods International Corporation.

Lisa Selk, currently director of Hormel Health Labs and the company’s CFI business, will assume the post of vice president of Meat Products marketing for Refrigerated Foods. Vorpahl’s retirement and the related moves will be effective this summer.

More information on leadership team members:

Larry Vorpahl: Larry Vorpahl joined Hormel Foods in 1986, holding senior-level posts in product management, marketing and sales throughout his tenure. He rose to the level of vice president of marketing in 1999, vice president and general manager for the company’s Grocery Products division in 2003, group vice president and president of Consumer Products Sales in 2005 and president of Hormel Foods International in 2015.

Swen Neufeld

Lisa Selk

Swen Neufeldt: Swen Neufeldt is currently vice president of marketing for Meat Products for Hormel Foods, a role he accepted in 2016. He will soon assume the role of group vice president and president of Hormel Foods International. Neufeldt began his career with Hormel Foods in Grocery Products sales and product management. In 1999, he moved into the company’s international business, where he has spent most of his career. Among his positions were: general manager of Europe, director of business development for Asia, and general manager and later, president of Hormel Foods International – Asia Pacific.

Lisa Selk: Lisa Selk is director of Hormel Health Labs and Century Foods International, which are part of the company’s Grocery Products division. She assumed her current role following her leadership of the company’s Cytosport business, which was sold to PepsiCo in 2019. Prior to CytoSport, Selk was the marketing director for a portfolio of well-known Hormel Foods brands in the Grocery Products division. She joined Hormel Foods in 1998 as a food scientist in the research and development area and has since held brand management and innovation leadership roles in multiple divisions, including the Meat Products division.