Seaboard Corporation (NYSE American: SEB) announces that it has hired Peter Brown as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Pork Division, Seaboard Foods LLC, to succeed Seaboard Foods’ current President, Darwin “Duke” Sand, who has announced that he will be retiring, effective January 1, 2021. Brown brings to Seaboard Foods more than 30 years of executive leadership experience from many different levels of procurement, manufacturing, commercial distribution, and customer support, within varying protein types in both the retail and foodservice marketplaces.
As CEO, Brown will work collaboratively to drive results and have direct responsibility for all of the company’s operations. His focus will include aligning Seaboard Foods’ strategy and strategic company priorities with leadership, customers, data and analytics, people and ultimately results. Brown will also be an executive champion in driving Seaboard Foods’ culture, including inclusion and continuous improvement.
“Peter’s broad background in all facets of the protein industry means he has successfully solved some of our industries biggest challenges. We’re incredibly fortunate to tap into his experience and expertise in utilizing Lean manufacturing and management principles to collaboratively drive results,” said Seaboard Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Steer. “Peter has a proven track record of turning strategy into actions and leveraging the skills of existing talent to build high-performing teams.”
Prior to joining Seaboard Foods, Brown held various leadership positions in operations and sales during his career in the protein industry. He was most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Butterball, LLC and prior to that, was President and Chief Operating Officer at High Liner Foods, a global seafood company.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in food science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. In addition, he is a member of various industry boards and organizations supporting sustainability, regulatory and legislative initiatives.