Seaboard Foods Pork Segment Names New President & CEO

March 25, 2024
Chad Groves will be promoted from within Seaboard Foods to take the reins from Peter Brown, who will retire June 30, 2024.

Seaboard Foods LLC’s Pork Segment will be led by a new CEO following the retirement of president and CEO Peter Brown, effective June 30, 2024. Parent company Seaboard Corp. has announced that Chad Groves will step in as the new president and CEO of the division.

Groves has been the senior vice president of global sales, marketing and innovation at Seaboard Foods since July 2021, leading the retail, foodservice, export, processor sales, marketing, sustainability and innovation teams. Previously, Groves had held executive sales positions at Trilliant Food & Nutrition LLC and High Liner Foods. He currently is a member of the board of directors and treasurer for the National Pork Board.

Brown is retiring after more than three years with Seaboard Foods, building on more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in the protein industry, including stints at Butterball and High Liner Foods.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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