SHAWNEE MISSION, KANSAS, U.S. — Terry Holton has been named president and chief executive officer of Seaboard Foods, L.L.C., a business unit of the Seaboard Corp. Holton has been with the company for 17 years, most recently as vice-president of sales and marketing.
“Terry brings with him a wealth of knowledge about the pork industry and has played an integral role in the success of Seaboard Foods,” said Steve Bresky, president and chief executive officer of Seaboard Corp. “He believes in the strength and value of the integrated system and has a deep commitment to producing high-quality, consistent pork products for our customers. I’m confident he will continue to lead the company in a direction that will meet and exceed our domestic and international customers’ expectations and will continue on the path of product innovation, company integrity and customer value.”
Holton succeeds Rod K. Brenneman, who was named president and CEO of Butterball, L.L.C., in September. Seaboard Corp. owns a 50% non-controlling interest in Butterball in partnership with Maxwell Farms, L.L.C.
Seaboard Foods also announced that Gary Louis has been named executive vice-president of Seaboard Foods and will report to Holton. He will have leadership responsibilities for live operations and business services. Louis previously held the position of vice-president of integrated business strategies. In addition, Duke Sand was promoted to senior vice-president of sales and marketing, and had served as the vice-president of international sales before assuming his new role.
With sales of approximately $1.3 billion, Seaboard Foods is a processor of branded pork products.