Hormel Foods Corp., a global branded food company headquartered in Austin, Minnesota, has appointed Paul Kuehneman and Eldon Quam to assistant controllers.
Kuehneman will lead all financial responsibilities for the supply chain of Jennie-O Turkey Store and product costing, including financial analysis, management reporting and forecasting. Quam will oversee all financial operations for the grocery products and international segments, along with leading financial shared services, revenue and budgeting. They will both report to Jana Haynes, VP and controller at Hormel Foods.
“Both Paul and Eldon bring expansive technical capabilities along with exceptional understanding of our company and its financial operations,” said Haynes. “I look forward to continuing to work with them both in their new roles.”
Kuehneman currently holds the position of VP and CFO for Jennie-O Turkey Store, based out of the Jennie-O Corporate Office in Willmar, Minnesota. He joined the company in 1993 and held various accountant and controller roles at the company’s Austin, Minnesota, and Rochelle, Illinois, food manufacturing facilities as well as the company’s corporate office. Before assuming his current position, he was the director of internal audit at Hormel Foods. Kuehneman earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northwest Missouri State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Quam currently holds the position of finance lead for the company’s Oracle implementation, based out of the corporate office. He joined Hormel Foods in 1998 and held various accountant, auditor and controller roles at the corporate office and the company’s Austin, Minnesota, food manufacturing facility. He held the roles of CFO for the company’s Applegate business in Bridgewater, New Jersey., and director of SEC compliance for the company before being named to his current role in 2019.
Quam earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Concordia College and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).