AUSTIN, Minn. – Hormel Foods International Corp., a unit of Hormel Foods, named Don Gadsden president of Asia-Pacific, Hormel Foods International Corporation. He succeeds Swen Neufeldt, who is transitioning to vice president of meat products marketing.

Don Gadsen
Don Gadsden

Most recently, Gadsden served as director/advisor for PwC Consulting. In his career of 30-plus years, he has served as CEO and CFO of Asia-Pacific for multinational companies including Heinz, Electrolux, Danone and Sara Lee Corp.

“Don brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Asia-Pacific region to the Hormel Foods International team and we look forward to his leadership,” Larry Vorpahl, president of Hormel Foods International, said in a statement. “The Asia-Pacific region continues to be the growth engine for us and we fully expect Don to accelerate our performance through organic growth and M&A opportunities.”