Seaboard Triumph Foods

Executive Leadership Team

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

We Take Great Pride In Our Team!

Meet Our Executive Leadership Team

Mark comes with a wealth of pork and broader food industry experience. His most recent assignment has been vice president, operations for a well-respected national food company, where he was responsible for the manufacturing network across the country. Porter's prior professional experience includes a variety of operational roles with large food companies and 8 years in the U. S. Navy as a Submarine Operations Officer. Mark and his wife of 26 years, DeAnna, moved to Sioux City in the spring of 2016.

Mark comes with a wealth of pork and broader food industry experience. His most recent assignment has been vice president, operations for a well-respected national food company, where he was responsible for the manufacturing network across the country. Porter's prior professional experience includes a variety of operational roles with large food companies and 8 years in the U. S. Navy as a Submarine Operations Officer. Mark and his wife of 26 years, DeAnna, moved to Sioux City in the spring of 2016.

Mark Porter
Chief Operating Officer

Dave has over 36 years of experience in the swine industry. While most of it is in procurement, Dave spent five years specializing in risk management philosophies, strategies and execution. Dave is excited to build partnerships with producers to maximize the value of the partnership to them as well as to the processing facility. Dave and his wife have two children and five grandchildren.

Dave has over 36 years of experience in the swine industry. While most of it is in procurement, Dave spent five years specializing in risk management philosophies, strategies and execution. Dave is excited to build partnerships with producers to maximize the value of the partnership to them as well as to the processing facility. Dave and his wife have two children and five grandchildren.

DAVID (DAVE) CARY
VICE PRESIDENT, HOG PROCUREMENT

Ryan joined the STF team in November 2016. He is a CPA and earned his Masters in Professional Accountancy from the University of South Dakota and is currently pursuing an MBA with a specialization in Leadership from Creighton University. Ryan has experience as an interim CFO and is an accomplished, senior financial leader with nearly 10 years of ‘Big 4’, ‘Fortune 500’, and international accounting experience.

Ryan joined the STF team in November 2016. He is a CPA and earned his Masters in Professional Accountancy from the University of South Dakota and is currently pursuing an MBA with a specialization in Leadership from Creighton University. Ryan has experience as an interim CFO and is an accomplished, senior financial leader with nearly 10 years of ‘Big 4’, ‘Fortune 500’, and international accounting experience.

RYAN BOEN
Vice President, FINANCE & ACCOUNTING

Brian brings over 27 years of food industry experience with well-respected national companies to STF. Brian says the new, state-of-the-art plant coupled with a strong culture and great management team are what motivated him to join the company. Brian and his wife Kari are proud parents of three adult children and are excited be back home in Siouxland. They enjoy family activities, social events and helping others in the community through their church and other organizations.

Brian brings over 27 years of food industry experience with well-respected national companies to STF. Brian says the new, state-of-the-art plant coupled with a strong culture and great management team are what motivated him to join the company. Brian and his wife Kari are proud parents of three adult children and are excited be back home in Siouxland. They enjoy family activities, social events and helping others in the community through their church and other organizations.

BRIAN DESCHEPPER
DIRECTOR OF FSQA

Neil brings over 20 years of industrial maintenance to Seaboard Triumph Foods. He started his career in northwest Iowa and has received numerous awards and certifications in electrical, PLC Programming, food safety and leadership training. After a ten-year career with a major food processing company in Waterloo, Iowa, and a nine-year career with Triumph Foods in St. Joseph, Missouri, Neil is glad to be back home in Northwest Iowa. Neil and his wife Kari reside in Hinton, Iowa.

Neil brings over 20 years of industrial maintenance to Seaboard Triumph Foods. He started his career in northwest Iowa and has received numerous awards and certifications in electrical, PLC Programming, food safety and leadership training. After a ten-year career with a major food processing company in Waterloo, Iowa, and a nine-year career with Triumph Foods in St. Joseph, Missouri, Neil is glad to be back home in Northwest Iowa. Neil and his wife Kari reside in Hinton, Iowa.

NEIL PUETZ
DIRECTOR, MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING

Bridey joined Seaboard Triumph Foods in May, 2016. She has over eighteen-years of Human Resource experience in both the food industry as well as the public sector. A generalist at heart, Bridey’s passion for Human Resources stems from the variety that each day brings and the opportunity to have a positive impact on employees as well as the business. She has a degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management from Kansas State University. Bridey and her husband have three children. In her free time, Bridey enjoys spending time with family, reading and cheering for her children’s sports teams.

Bridey joined Seaboard Triumph Foods in May, 2016. She has over eighteen-years of Human Resource experience in both the food industry as well as the public sector. A generalist at heart, Bridey’s passion for Human Resources stems from the variety that each day brings and the opportunity to have a positive impact on employees as well as the business. She has a degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management from Kansas State University. Bridey and her husband have three children. In her free time, Bridey enjoys spending time with family, reading and cheering for her children’s sports teams.

BRIDEY HAYES
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

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STAN SCOTT
GENERAL PLANT MANAGER

 

MIKE THELEN
DIRECTOR, ANALYTICS & CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

TORI O'CONNELL
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

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LAURIE KUCHERA
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT