CARLYLE, Ill. – The Maschhoffs have a new president. Mark Greenwood will leave his post as senior vice president of Mankato, Minnesota-based AgStar Financial Services, ACA, to lead The Maschhoffs.

“Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to have formed tremendous relationships with industry leaders, clients and partners,” Greenwood said. “I’m looking forward to bringing that same experience to my new role leading The Maschhoffs and working with their employees, network of pork production partners and customers.”

Greenwood is a Minnesota native with a professional background in the swine industry. He is well-known within the industry through his participation at industry conferences throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Canada. National Hog Farmer named him one of its Visionaries of the US Pork Industry in 2005. Greenwood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and minor in economics from Mankato State Univ.

“We couldn’t be more pleased by the addition of Mark to our team. His deep industry expertise and strategic agility—alone—make him an excellent fit for our business,” said Jason Logsdon, CEO of Maschhoff Family Foods. “But it’s the additional personal qualities, like his outstanding ability to build and lead teams as well as a fit with our culture, that will help us realize our future growth plans and vision. It’s a truly winning combination for us.”

The Mascchoffs created the position of president following its acquisition of GNP Company in December 2013. The acquisition enabled The Maschhoffs to create a multi-business unit structure. In August, Michael Helgeson announced he would be retiring as CEO of GNP on Nov. 3. Steve Jurek, who had served as the executive vice president of Operations and Administration for GNP, was promoted to CEO.

GNP Company announced Michael Helgeson, CEO plans to retire Nov. 3. Steve Jurek, currently executive vice president of Operations and Administration, will succeed Helgeson.