Oct. 11 - Hormel Foods Corp. also announced the retirement of Michael Tolbert, group vice president of Specialty Foods, effective Dec. 31. Donald Kremin will replace Tolbert and Patrick Connor will assume Kremin's responsibilities as vice president of Hormel Foods and senior vice president of consumer products sales (CPS) for the Walmart business, effective Oct. 31.
Kremin started with Hormel Foods in 1984 as a sales merchandiser in Grocery Products.
Connor joined Hormel Foods as a Grocery Products sales representative in 1996. He was promoted to various positions before being named Grocery Products district team leader in 2001. He held this position until 2004 when he became the director of the Albertsons business team. Connor advanced to his current position as director of customer development for the Central team for CPS in 2006.
"Don and PJ have extensive knowledge of our business and we look forward to the strategic direction they will provide as they assume their new responsibilities," Ettinger said.