Smithfield Foods Inc. announced that Daniel Kapella has been promoted to president of Patrick Cudahy LLC, effective March 1.

In this role, Kapella will lead the day-to-day management of the company. The current president, William Otis, will transition to a new position as executive vice president of operations, packaged meats division for Smithfield Foods.

Kapella has served as senior vice president of sales and marketing, foodservice for Patrick Cudahy® since July 2011. He previously had been vice president of sales and marketing. Kapella began his career at Patrick Cudahy in 1986, working part time as he completed his business administration degree at Marquette University. He recently earned a master's degree from Alverno College.

Patrick Cudahy is a brand of Smithfield Foods.  

Source: Smithfield Foods Inc.