AUSTIN, MINN. — Peter Hoeper and Dan Evancho have been named to new positions at Hormel Foods Specialty Products Division.

Mr. Hoeper, who has been with Hormel since 1978, was named national sales manager, where he will be responsible for all ingredient sales and manage sales professionals throughout the United States. Previously he was manager of the Hormel Foods Contract Packaging group. He joined the Specialty Products Division in 2006.

Mr. Evancho has been named Eastern regional manager. He began his career with Hormel Foods in 2004 as a sales representative.