Hormel Foods Corp. announced the advancement of Luis G. Marconi, managing director of MegaMex Foods (Orange, Calif.), to vice president of Grocery Products marketing at the Hormel Foods Corporate Office (Austin, Minn.) effective March 5, 2012.

“Luis is a proven, effective business leader and a strategic thinker with a strong commercial mindset,” said James M. Splinter, group vice president of Grocery Products at Hormel Foods. “We look forward to Luis’ contributions to our continued Grocery Products success.”

Marconi began his career with Hormel Foods in 2000 as the manager of international sales and marketing in the international division. He advanced in 2006 to a senior role in the Grocery Products division as manager of international joint ventures. In 2009, when the MegaMex Foods joint venture was formed, Marconi was appointed managing director by the Board of Managers. MegaMex Foods LLC is a joint venture between Hormel Foods Corp. and Herdez Del Fuerte, S.A. de C.V.

Source: Hormel Foods Corp.