Christensen Farms names chief financial officer

Christensen Farms & Feedlots Inc. announces that Matthew Bremer has been named vice president and chief financial officer effective April 10.

“Matt joins Christensen Farms with nearly 25 years of experience across a wide variety of businesses leading finance, accounting and operational teams,” says Glenn L. Stolt, chief executive officer. “He has a solid track record of working closely with business leaders to improve the existing operating platform while pursuing future strategic and operational objectives. He is a welcomed addition to an already strong team and will play a critical role in the future success of Christensen Farms.”

Prior to joining Christensen Farms, Bremer held the position of CFO at Gold N’ Plump Co., a $500-million poultry slaughtering and processing company located in St. Cloud, Minn.. Prior to GNP, Bremer also spent time with other companies, including Nash Finch, a Minnesota-based grocery retailer and wholesaler; The Bama Cos., an Oklahoma-based family-owned baked goods manufacturer; and Del Monte Foods, a San Francisco-based fruit and vegetable manufacturer. Bremer holds a bachelor of arts degree in Mathematics, Management and Philosophy from St. John’s University and a master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Corporate Finance and Strategy from the School of Management at Yale University.

“The history of Christensen Farms, the family’s commitment to growing the business, the strong global outlook for the pork sector and a talented team of senior leaders were all instrumental factors in attracting me to join the company,” Bremer says. “I look forward to working with the team to drive strong business results, while maintaining the company’s strong commitment to animal welfare and producing safe quality pork products.”

About Christensen Farms & Feedlots Inc.
Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minn., the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employs nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.

The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain – from farm-to-fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Mo. In turn, Triumph Foods own 50% of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50% partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant currently under construction.

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