Mark Coffey and Jen Ehresmann To Lead Hormel Foods Supply Chain

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Hormel Foods has appointed new leads for its supply chain operations: Mark Coffey will take the helm as group VP of supply chain, leading the company’s global supply chain, while Jen Ehresmann has been named VP of supply chain.

Glenn Leitch, currently executive VP of supply chain, will retire during the second quarter of this year.

Coffey, who was most recently senior VP of supply chain and manufacturing, will assume leadership of the company's One Supply Chain initiative.

He has been with Hormel Foods for more than three decades in a range of operations, management and leadership positions at both its operating facilities and global headquarters.

In a statement, Hormel Foods chairman of the board, president and CEO Jim Snee praised Coffey's tenure with the No. 67 consumer goods company.  

Jen Ehresmann

“His expertise in procurement, manufacturing, logistics, research and development, quality management and plant operations makes him the ideal person to assume this important role," said Snee. "I am confident that Mark will continue to bring a strategic focus to building our One Supply Chain capabilities, operational excellence and long-term growth for the enterprise.”

Ehresmann, who joined Hormel Foods in 2001, is currently director of customer logistics and strategy. She has also previously served as senior VP of commodity and supply chain with Jennie-O Turkey Store. Before moving into supply chain, Ehresmann held roles in export, product management and marketing.

“Jen brings significant supply chain expertise to this role,” said Snee. “Jen’s expertise managing complicated supply chains, while also understanding the connectivity to sales and marketing strategy, will be incredibly valuable as we continue to focus on our One Supply Chain strategy.”

Hormel, which counts more than 30 production facilities and co-packing partners, is investing to increase its capacity in 2021, including new plants in Iowa and Nebraska.

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