Smithfield Foods, Inc. has appointed Shane Smith president and CEO. Smith, a two-decade veteran of the company, will succeed Dennis Organ, who is stepping down for personal reasons.
Prior to his role as chief strategy officer, Smith served as executive vice president of Smithfield’s European operations. In this capacity, he spent much of the last decade in Europe, overseeing the company’s operations, capital investments, expansion into new markets, and mergers and acquisitions abroad.
“I am honored to serve as Smithfield’s next president and CEO and lead an incredible team of more than 63,000 people who all work together to provide families worldwide with wholesome, safe and affordable food. At Smithfield, ‘Good food. Responsibly,’ is more than something we say. It’s how we approach our work and what we carry out through our mission to produce good food the right way with respect for our people, animals, communities, and planet. Together with our talented leadership team, I look forward to furthering our long-term vision that has made us one of the world’s leading consumer packaged protein companies, creating value for a broad range of stakeholders,” said Smith in a statement.
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