Management Changes Occur At Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Land OLakes President and CEO Chris Policinski today announced a number of
management changes taking place within his Senior Strategy Team (SST). The
management changes, which take effect immediately unless otherwise noted,

  • Fernando Palacios being named Executive Vice President, Operations
    and Supply Chain. In this role, the former Executive Vice President and Chief
    Operating Officer, Land OLakes Purina Feed, will apply his world-class skills
    in Supply Chain and Manufacturing across the companys Dairy Foods and Feed
  • Replacing Palacios in the leadership role of the Feed business will
    be Dave Hoogmoed, who will be promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief
    Operating Officer, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed. Hoogmoeds long experience in the
    Purina Feed business, most recently as a Vice President, and his strong
    connection to its dealer network, the co-op system and national accounts, will
    be important assets supporting his leadership of this business going forward.
  • Alan Pierson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dairy
    Foods Industrial, has announced his plans to retire mid-year 2010. Between now
    and the time Pierson retires, he will be filling an important new position
    (which the company will staff on an ongoing basis) to be called Western Region
    Liaison, in support of Western region dairy membership.
  • Jerry Kaminski will be promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief
    Operating Officer, Industrial Foods. Kaminski, most recently Vice President of
    the Dairy Solutions business (Foodservice and Ingredient Solutions), will
    assume Piersons industrial sales and marketing responsibilities, bringing his
    talents to the task of adding value to member milk and the output of Land
    OLakes industrial plants. Kaminski will continue to lead the Dairy Solutions
    business, which, combined with the former Dairy Foods Industrial business,
    will comprise the new Industrial Foods Business Unit.
  • Steve Dunphy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Retail
    Foods, will focus on driving growth for all of Land OLakes retail food
    businesses. Dunphys role will include Value Added Dairy Foods (excluding
    Dairy Solutions, as noted above) and new food products. In addition, he will
    take on the leadership of the companys Moark, LLC egg business.
  • Also retiring is Dave Seehusen, Executive Vice President, Ag Business
    Development, effective March 5. He will be concluding a 41-year career with
    Land OLakes.

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is a national, farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative
with 2008 annual sales of $12 billion. Land O’Lakes does business in all 50
states and more than 50 countries. It is a leading marketer of a full line of
dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the United
States; serves its international customers with a variety of food and animal
feed ingredients; and provides farmers and ranchers with an extensive line of
agricultural supplies (feed, seed, and crop protection products) and services.
Land OLakes also provides agricultural assistance and technical training in
more than 25 developing nations.


Land O’Lakes, Inc.