World Grain - May 2018 - 13
Seaboard Foods hires president, CEO
M E R R I A M ,
KANSAS, U.S. -
Darwin "Duke" Sand
has been named
president and chief
of Seaboard Foods
LLC, effective immediately. He succeeds
Terry J. Holton, who
recently announced his retirement.
Sand, who has more than 30 years of
pork industry experience, is a 22-year veteran of Seaboard Foods, joining the company in 1996. Prior to becoming Seaboard
Foods' senior vice-president of sales with
responsibilities for all sales and marketing in 2011, he was in charge of Seaboard
Foods' pork export business as vice-president of international sales.
Sand started his career at IBP, Inc. in
1987 and held a variety of sales leadership roles until 1996.
He received a bachelor's degree in
business administration from Iowa State
"As a pork industry veteran with vast
experience and knowledge, Duke's leadership will advance our uniquely connected food system to help achieve our
vision to create the most sought-after
pork in the industry," said Steven J.
Bresky, president and CEO of Seaboard
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energy, expertise and dedication, he will
continue to lead us on a path that showcases our commitment to produce wholesome and delicious pork products to customers around the world."
Holton, who has worked with Sand
over the past 20 years, said he admires his "commitment and passion" to
"Under his leadership, I expect for
Seaboard Foods and the connected food
system to continue making its positive
mark in the food industry," Holton said.
Commenting on his new role at
Seaboard, Sand said, "I'm honored to
assume this new leadership role with
Seaboard Foods. With Terry as my mentor, I've learned the business and have
a great example of leadership to follow.
I commit to Seaboard Foods' employees, strategic partners and customers to
remain focused on our commitment to
pursuing pork perfection that will bring
value to our connected food system and
our customers throughout the world."
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