Two COOs named at Land 'O Lakes

by Monica Watrous
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Beth Ford has been named COO of Land O' Lakes Businesses.
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Two leaders have been promoted at Land O’Lakes, Inc. as the company experiences continued strong growth. Beth Ford has been named chief operating officer, Land O’ Lakes Businesses, and Brad Oelmann has been named COO, Land O’Lakes Services.

In her expanded role, Ford will assume responsibility for the WinField United business in addition to continued operational oversight of Purina Animal Nutrition and Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods businesses, system-wide supply chain, operations and IT. She also will lead development of the company’s e-commerce platform. She joined the company in 2011 from International Flavors and Fragrances, where she was executive vice-president and head of supply chain.

Brad Oelmann has been named COO of Land O'Lakes Services.
Oelmann was named to his current role of executive vice president, Member Relations, Business Development Services earlier this year. His expanded responsibilities will include Land O’Lakes Sustain, Crop Nutrients, FLM Harvest and government relations. Prior to joining Land O’Lakes, he was chief executive officer of United Suppliers Inc. and Aligned Ag Distributors. Previously, he held various sales, marketing and management roles at American Cyanamid.

“As Land O’Lakes continues to deliver year-over-year record earnings, we are solidifying our management strategy for the future,” said Chris Policinski, president and CEO of Land O'Lakes. 

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