As group vice president of Hormel Foods and president of Hormel Foods International Corporation, Swen Neufeldt oversees the company’s international division, which encompasses more than 50 countries outside the United States.
Neufeldt began his career in 1996 as a grocery products sales representative in Birmingham, Ala. And a year later, became territory manager. That same year, he became a grocery products category management specialist at the Corporate Office, then became an associate product manager, Grocery Products. In 1999, he became a product and category development manager, International, at the Corporate Office. In 2002, he became senior product manager, International, in England and then, general manager of Europe in 2005. In 2006, he came back to the Corporate Office to be a group product manager, grocery products, and in 2010, became the director of business development – Asia and vice president of International in Shanghai, China, and general manager the following year. Two years later, he assumed the role of president of Hormel Foods International – Asia Pacific. In 2016, he was named the vice president of marketing for meat products for Hormel Foods in Austin, Minn., and he assumed his current role in 2020.
Originally from Düsseldorf, Germany, Neufeldt holds a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management and a bachelor of arts degree in economics and international affairs from Lafayette College.
Neufeldt and his wife, Heather, live in Austin with their two daughters.