Dr. Phillip L. Minerich, is retiring as Hormel Foods' vice president of research and development, effective Dec. 31. As a result, Dr. Kevin L. Myers, director of product and process development, research and development, will be promoted to vice president of research and development, effective Oct. 28.
"We have been so fortunate to have Phil as a member of our team for more than 37 years and as vice president of research and development for the past eight years," said Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Hormel Foods. "He has significantly advanced our food science capabilities and inspired a major leap forward in new product innovation. On behalf of the company, we wish him the best of luck in his retirement. In addition, we want to congratulate Kevin on his advancement. He has demonstrated the leadership skills to drive change and produce results."