KANSAS CITY, MO.  – National Beef Packing Company LLC has named Rob Cannell chief sustainability officer.

Cannell, who reports to Tim Klein, National Beef’s chief executive officer and president, will work with executive leaders to define goals and pursue objectives across the company’s sustainability pillars of food, animal welfare, environment, community, and family. Additionally, Cannell is actively working with industry groups and customers to advance sustainability initiatives, and he continues to direct National Beef’s research and development efforts.

Cannell joined National Beef in 2013 as vice president of research and development. He previously was the director of supply chain procurement and quality for McDonald’s USA and has worked in the meat and food industry since 1976 in multiple disciplines.