Hormel Foods Corporation announced the upcoming retirements of Roland G. Gentzler, vice president of finance and treasurer, and James R. Schroeder, vice president of engineering. As a result, Gary L. Jamison, vice president and chief financial officer at Jennie-O Turkey Store, will advance to vice president and treasurer, and Tyler L. Hulsebus, director of purchasing, will advance to vice president of engineering.

Additionally, the company announced the advancement of James N. Sheehan, vice president and controller, to vice president and chief accounting officer reporting to Jody H. Feragen, chief financial officer. As a result, Jana L. Haynes, director of investor relations, will advance to vice president and controller, reporting to Sheehan. Sheehan will also oversee the IT organization in addition to his current reports.

All advancements are effective May 30, 2016.

"Congratulations and best wishes to Rollie Gentzler on his upcoming retirement," commented Feragen. "His leadership in the finance area, coupled with a dedication to continuous improvement in all areas of the company, will be missed. We are fortunate to have a strong team, including Jim Sheehan, Jana Haynes and Gary Jamison. Their deep knowledge and experience will ensure continued success and we look forward to their leadership."

"Jim Schroeder led the engineering group with a high degree of professionalism through numerous projects throughout his career. I would like to thank him for his many years of service and congratulate him on his retirement," said Bryan D. Farnsworth, senior vice president of supply chain at Hormel Foods. "In addition, congratulations to Tyler Hulsebus on his advancement. His track record of success and leadership at Hormel Foods will be an asset in this role."