Seaboard's Brenneman steps down to lead Butterball
Sept. 6, 2011
by Meat&Poultry Staff
SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. – Rod Brenneman, the president and CEO of Seaboard Foods LLC, has stepped down from his role to assume the position of president and CEO of Butterball, LLC, based in Garner, NC. This past September, Seaboard Corporation, the parent company of Seaboard Foods, announced it would acquire a 50 percent non-controlling interest in Butterball as part of a partnership with Maxwell Farms, which is based in Goldsboro, NC.
Brenneman, who was appointed president and CEO of Seaboard Foods in 2001 after beginning his career with its parent company in 1989, will assist with the transition on an interim basis as he vacates his former position.
“Rod has done exceptionally well in developing Seaboard Foods into the business it is today, and we are excited that Rod will bring his proven management skills and business expertise to Butterball, our most recent acquisition,” said Steve Bresky, president and CEO of Seaboard Corporation. “With his strategic and customer oriented approach, we are optimistic that Rod will bring significant value to Butterball products, the brand name and the company overall.”
“I'm excited and honored to lead the iconic Butterball brand and its integrated system," Brenneman said. "With the company's world-class facilities and outstanding people, I look forward to building on the brand's well-respected reputation by adding value and bringing Butterball products to tables every day.”