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As the vice president of Operations – Refrigerated Foods at Hormel Foods, Clint Walters is responsible for the company’s Refrigerated Foods processing plants and co-packer operations. 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.

Walters began his career in 1995 at Dold Foods in Wichita, Kan., and held various production supervisor and superintendent roles at both Dold Foods and Osceola (Iowa) Food. He held plant manager roles at Lloyd’s Barbeque Company (Mendota Heights, Minn.) and later was promoted to plant manager at Osceola Food and then the Austin (Minn.) Plant in 2016. He was named vice president of operations for Refrigerated Foods in 2020 and assumed his current role in 2022.

Walters earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Central University of Iowa. He is also a member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and past member of Clarke County Chamber of Commerce and Clarke County Parks and Recreation Board.

Clint and his wife Kris Tina have 4 kids. Additionally, they were licensed foster parents in Iowa.

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Osceola Food
one of the original supervisors at the Osceola Food start-up
Years with Hormel Foods
first job
1st Hormel Foods Job
Supervisor, Dold Foods

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