Land O’Lakes, Inc. has announced that Beth Ford has been promoted to group executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Purina Animal Nutrition and U.S. Dairy Foods businesses. Beth received the AWESOME Legendary Leadership (ALL) Award at the 2015 Symposium last May.
In addition to her new role, Beth will retain her previous responsibilities for Supply Chain and Operations, Information Technology and Research and Development across the entire Land O’Lakes, Inc. enterprise.
According to Chris Policinski, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc., “Beth has done a remarkable job of establishing and leading a fully integrated supply chain and operations function. Adding IT and R&D to her responsibilities has resulted in even stronger functional teamwork and improved operating effectiveness. These accomplishments and her stronger partnerships with the business units opened new opportunities with our customers and built capabilities for continued rapid growth.”