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Pat Schwab Retires From Hormel, Replaced by Darren Carter

Jan. 19, 2024
Carter will be the new vice president of retail sales-east.

Hormel Foods Corp. announced the upcoming retirement of Pat Schwab, vice president of retail sales-east, with Darren Carter, currently vice president of sales strategy, replacing him.

Schwab (that’s him on the left) joined Hormel in 1986 and became a national sales manager in 1993. He advanced to corporate manager of fresh pork sales, planning and logistics in 2000 and to director of fresh meat sales in 2004. He was named director of fresh meats and margin optimization in 2009 and advanced to senior vice president of sales for the consumer products sales division and vice president of Hormel Foods sales in 2012.

Carter has been with the company since 1996. He became corporate manager of category sales for grocery products in 2013 and a year later was named the vice president of food, drug, mass and club channels for the company’s former CytoSport business. He assumed his current position in 2019.

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