ST. JOSEPH, MO. – Triumph Foods announced on Feb. 17 that Matt England was promoted to president and chief executive officer. 

England previously worked as chief operations officer for the pork producer.

“This is an exciting time for the company,” England said. “We are making strides as a local employer that provides meaningful contributions to the community and where all of our team members can have excellent careers. Together, we’re moving forward to write Triumph’s next great chapter.”

Triumph stated that Mark Campbell, the previous CEO of the company, will stay on in the role of executive vice president of business development. 

“Under Mark’s service, Triumph has grown to become a leader in our industry,” England said. “Today, we’re in a position of strength as we feed the world and continue to expand a leading St. Joseph-based company.”

England joined Triumph in 2006 as director of strategic planning. He has also served as chief integrated business strategy officer in his time with the company. Before moving to Triumph, England worked as an accountant for a regional firm based in Kansas City. England graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Business Administration. 

Another leadership announcement was made in the last few days by Triumph. 

The company named Josh Kleinlein as chief financial officer. In 2016, Kleinlein joined the company as vice president of finance and accounting. Before that he worked as an auditor at KPMG. He is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and a certified public accountant.

“Triumph Foods operates a state-of-the-art facility and we are committed to continue using technology combined with the best people to ensure the safest, highest-quality pork available,” Kleinlein said. “I’m thrilled to collaborate with a team that continues to set new standards for our industry.”