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Smithfield Foods president and CEO Kenneth M. Sullivan to retire 2021

Christian Fernsby |
Smithfield, Va., USA - Smithfield Foods, a pork producer and food-processing company, announced that Kenneth M. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer, will retire in early 2021.

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Mr. Sullivan joined Smithfield Foods in 2003 as vice president of internal audit after 12 years at large public accounting and consulting firms.

Mr. Sullivan took on the role of chief accounting officer in 2007, vice president of finance in 2010, and chief financial officer in 2013.

He was promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer in 2015.