Hormel Foods, one of the largest pork and turkey processors in the United States, has named Don Gadsden to the position of president of Asia-Pacific, Hormel Foods International Corporation. This appointment is a result of the previous announcement of Swen Neufeldt's transition to vice president of meat products marketing.

"Don brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Asia-Pacific region to the Hormel Foods International team and we look forward to his leadership," said Larry Vorpahl, President of Hormel Foods International Corporation. "The Asia-Pacific region continues to be the growth engine for us and we fully expect Don to accelerate our performance through organic growth and M&A opportunities."

Don Gadsden has history of helping companies grow

Gadsden brings more than 30 years of experience growing businesses across the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia.


He is a former CEO and CFO of Asia-Pacific for large multinational companies including Heinz, Electrolux, Danone and the Sara Lee Corporation. Gadsden's most recent position was director/advisor for PwC Consulting.

His leadership experience spans across strategy, board management, governance, international expansions and offshore operations. According to a press release from Hormel Foods, Gadsden  is renowned by the industry and his peers for identifying market opportunities, restructuring and transforming multinational and multicultural complex businesses, building brands for profit growth and market share, and new market expansions.