Proliant Meat Ingredients, a division of the Lauridsen Group, Inc., welcomes David Martin as the new Vice President of Operations.  Martin will be charged with leading the operations, production and manufacturing quality systems for all Proliant Meat products in North America.

Prior to joining the Proliant Meat team, Martin held a number of positions at JBS/Swift & Company in Greeley, CO. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Supply Chain Business Processes. He received his Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.

“This appointment reflects Proliant Meat Ingredients’ ongoing commitment to promote growth and efficiency within our division’s operations,” stated Chia-Wei Chang, president & CEO of Proliant Meat Ingredients. “Mr. Martin brings the necessary skills and experience to drive operational excellence and deliver superior quality products for our Customers and Consumers.”

Martin will be working out of the Ankeny Corporate Office. He can be reached at 515-289-7693 or by e-mail at