Joel W. Johnson, chairman, president and CEO of Hormel Foods Corporation in Austin, MN, has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the American Meat Institute (AMI).
Johnson's election came
at AMI's Annual Business Meeting, which
preceded the 1997 International Meat Industry
Convention and Exposition, October 30-November
2 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
Johnson joined Hormel in 1991 after an
extensive career with General Foods
Corporation. While with General Foods, Johnson
held various leadership positions in different
divisions of the corporation, including
executive vice president and general manager of
Oscar Mayer Foods and marketing and development
manager at the Maxwell House Division.
Johnson received a B.A. in economics
from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, and an
M.B.A. from Harvard University in Cambridge,
MA. Johnson also served three years in the
U.S. Army, including a one-year tour as a
captain in Vietnam, during which he was awarded
the Bronze Star.
the interests of packers and processors of
beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and
their suppliers throughout North America.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute
provides legislative, regulatory and public
relations services, conducts scientific and
economic research, offers marketing and
technical assistance and sponsors education
Hormel Foods Corporation's Joel Johnson Elected AMI Chairman for 1997-1998 TermThursday, October 30, 1997
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