Roland G. Gentzler, vice president of finance and treasurer, and James R. Schroeder, vice president of engineering, will soon retire from their positions at Hormel Foods. As a result, Gary L. Jamison, vice president and chief financial officer at Jennie-O Turkey Store, will advance to vice president and treasurer, and Tyler L. Hulsebus, director of purchasing, will advance to vice president of engineering.

In other personnel news, James N. Sheehan, vice president and controller, was promoted to vice president and chief accounting officer reporting to Jody H. Feragen, chief financial officer. Jana L. Haynes, director of investor relations, will advance to vice president and controller, reporting to Sheehan. 

All advancements are effective May 30, 2016.

"Congratulations and best wishes to Rollie Gentzler on his upcoming retirement," Feragen said in a press release. "His leadership in the finance area, coupled with a dedication to continuous improvement in all areas of the company, will be missed. We are fortunate to have a strong team, including Jim Sheehan, Jana Haynes and Gary Jamison. Their deep knowledge and experience will ensure continued success and we look forward to their leadership." 


"Jim Schroeder led the engineering group with a high degree of professionalism through numerous projects throughout his career. I would like to thank him for his many years of service and congratulate him on his retirement," said Bryan D. Farnsworth, senior vice president of supply chain at Hormel Foods. "In addition, congratulations to Tyler Hulsebus on his advancement. His track record of success and leadership at Hormel Foods will be an asset in this role."

Jamison’s career with Hormel Foods began in 1988, having held several positions with the company until becoming the vice president and chief financial officer of Jennie-O Turkey Store in 2012.

Sheehan began his career with Hormel in 1978, becoming the vice president and controller in 2000. Haynes joined Hormel Foods in 1994 as an accountant. Haynes assumed the role of director of taxes in 2007, and director of investor relations in 2013.

Hulsebus began his career at Hormel Foods in 1997, as an associate maintenance engineer at the Austin, Minnesota, plant. He has been the director of purchasing since 2013.