Maschhoff Family Foods Announces Leadership Changes

Effective September 8, 2015, this new structure leverages the strengths of existing leadership

and brings significant new industry talent to the organization.

St. Louis, MO (August 4, 2015) — Maschhoff Family Foods, the holding company of The Maschhoffs, LLC (www.TheMaschhoffs.com) and GNP Company™ (www.GNPCompany.com), announced today that Jason Logsdon, CEO of Maschhoff Family Foods, will be leaving the company to pursue his passion for investing. Logsdon, who started as chief financial officer at The Maschhoffs in 2003 and became CEO of Maschhoff Family Foods in 2012, will join the Maschhoff Family Foods Board and continue to counsel the organization in strategic business areas.

Effective September 8, 2015, Tim Schellpeper, most recently President/Chief Operating Officer of Kansas City-based fresh meat and packaged foods company Smithfield-Farmland, will become CEO—assuming leadership of Maschhoff Family Foods. The company also officially named Dr. Bradley Wolter as President of The Maschhoffs—a role he has held on an interim basis since April 2015.

“I truly appreciate the opportunity I’ve had to lead such a tremendous organization,” says Logsdon. “I’m very excited to remain involved in the business while pursuing a long-time personal interest of mine. I will greatly miss the day-to-day leadership of the team, and remain very committed to the success of the organization and the Maschhoff family. I have absolute confidence that Tim will do an outstanding job.”

Ken Maschhoff, Chairman of the Board, agrees, saying he couldn’t be more pleased with the appointment of Schellpeper as CEO. “I’ve known Tim for a long time, and believe he is uniquely positioned to lead the organization due to his farming background, more than 30 years of protein industry experience, outstanding character, vast leadership skills, and excellent cultural fit,” Maschhoff explains. “Tim is a people person with a strong work ethic and a very active, visible management style. He is known for challenging and developing the people around him.”

According to Maschhoff, Schellpeper is highly passionate about the organization’s mission as well as those of its separate business units. There are no changes expected in the strategies or plans of the organization or its hog and chicken businesses.

−    The Maschhoffs will continue to dedicate its energies to maintaining and enhancing its position as the largest family-owned hog production network in North America.

−    GNP Company will continue to build on its reputation as the Midwest’s leading provider of premium quality chicken products.

“I am looking forward to being part of such a strong, growing organization and guiding its evolution to a leading provider of healthy proteins,” says Schellpeper. “I am truly excited about helping Maschhoff Family Foods drive forward its strategy and vision while preserving the farm family values upon which it is built.”

This announcement is being made in advance of Schellpeper officially becoming CEO on September 8, 2015, to ensure a smooth and seamless changeover. Over the next 30-plus days, Logsdon will prepare to transition out of the CEO role, working closely with Maschhoff, Schellpeper and the Executive Committee to ensure business continuity and the transfer of critical business knowledge.

“I’d like to recognize Jason for the excellent leadership he has provided the company since becoming CEO, guiding us through significant growth and the diversification of our portfolio through the acquisition of

GNP Company,” adds Maschhoff. “I am looking forward to working with him in his new capacity, and grateful for his continued involvement in the business and commitment to our long-term success.”

 

 

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About GNP Company® | Dedicated to Healthy Food, Families & Farms.

Based in St. Cloud, Minn., GNP Company is a provider of premium branded and custom chicken products to retail, deli and foodservice customers nationally. Founded by E.M. Helgeson in 1926 and purchased in 2013 by Maschhoff Family Foods, GNP Company remains family-owned. It distributes products under the Just BARE® and Gold’n Plump® brand names. Together, the company’s more than 1,700 team members and 360 family farm partners in Minnesota and Wisconsin provide enough chicken for about 5 million consumers annually. For more information about the company and its mission of “dedicated to healthy food, families and farms,” visit GNPCompany.com.

About The Maschhoffs™ – Progressive Farming. Family Style.

The Maschhoffs, LLC is a hog production company headquartered in Carlyle, IL. The company has over 100 years of experience in hog production, and is the largest family-owned hog producer network in North America, with about 218,000 sows and associated market hog production in 10 states. The company, which has approximately 1,300 employees, focuses on creating environmentally and economically sustainable hog production systems by networking with nearly 550 other independent farm operations. It is able to provide enough pork for more than 16 million consumers annually. The company, through a wholly owned subsidiary, also sells branded pork products to retailers, processors and foodservice operators under the Maschhoff Family Farms label. Visit www.TheMaschhoffs.com for more information.

About Maschhoff Family Foods

Maschhoff Family Foods is the holding company of The Maschhoffs, LLC (www.TheMaschhoffs.com) and GNP Company™ (www.GNPCompany.com).

 

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