AUSTIN, MINN. — Thomas Raymond, manager of environmental engineering at Hormel Foods, has been appointed director of environmental sustainability.

“Tom’s leadership continues to support our companywide environmental sustainability efforts,” said James Schroeder, vice-president of engineering. “For the company to achieve its environmental sustainability goals we rely on Tom and his team to formulate the day-to-day and long-term planning and execution of environmental programs.”

Mr. Raymond began his career at Hormel Foods in 2005 as a senior staff engineer at the corporate office in Austin, Minn. In 2007, he was promoted to principal environmental engineer and to his current position in 2008.