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As vice president of information technology services, Mark Vaupel is responsible for leading and managing the Hormel Foods information technology (IT) resources and processes. This includes setting direction for technology and infrastructure, application development and deployment, IT operations support, business process and analysis, risk management and IT project management.

Hormel Foods is a global branded food company with over $12 billion in annual revenue across more than 75 countries worldwide. Hormel Foods is a member of the S&P 500 Index and has been designated a S&P 500 Dividend King. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, WHOLLY® Guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company has been named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired food companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list and was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, among other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts.

Vaupel began his career in 1996 as a computer analyst at the Corporate Office. In 2000, he became a senior computer analyst and in 2002 became the manager of information technology planning and strategy. He assumed the role of director of information technology services in 2004. He assumed his current role in 2014.

He graduated in 1991 from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

Vaupel and his wife, Annemarie, have two grown sons. He serves as chairperson of the Alpha Gamma Rho – Lambda Chapter Educational Foundation.

Fast Facts

BS, Business Administration
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
Alpha Gamma Rho
Lambda Chapter Educational Foundation chairperson
Years with Hormel Foods
first job
First Hormel Foods Jobs
Computer Analyst, Information Technology Department

Mark’s Favorite Product

Old Smokehouse® Pecanwood Smoked Bacon

Hormel Foods, to Mark

  • Imagination
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation

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