It was recently announced that Mark Greenwood of AgStar Financial Services has been named president of the Maschhoffs LLC, the largest independent pork producer in the United States headquartered in Carlyle, IL.
Known worldwide as a swine industry leader and advocate, Greenwood leaves his position as senior vice president of relationship management at AgStar based in Mankato, MN. “We couldn’t be more pleased by the addition of Mark to our team. His deep industry expertise and strategic agility — alone — make him an excellent fit for our business,” said Jason Logsdon, CEO of Maschhoff Family Foods. “But it’s the additional personal qualities, like his outstanding ability to build and lead teams as well as a fit with our culture that will help us realize our future growth plans and vision. It’s a truly winning combination for us.”
Greenwood was born and raised on a hog farm in southern Minnesota and has worked in the swine industry for his entire business career. Further, the Minnesota native has earned a world-class reputation by sharing his knowledge and experience at industry conferences throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Canada. He was named one of the National Hog Farmer’s Visionaries of the U.S. Pork Industry in 2005. Greenwood has also been a frequent contributor to the National Hog Farmer’s “Financial Preview” column in the Weekly Preview newsletter.
“Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate enough to have formed tremendous relationships with industry leaders, clients and partners. I’m looking forward to bringing that same experience to my new role leading The Maschhoffs and working with their employees, network of pork production partners and customers,” Greenwood says. In addition to his farm and professional experience, Greenwood earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration and minor in economics from Mankato State University. The president role was created and filled on an interim basis when Maschhoff Family Foods created a multi-business-unit structure, following the acquisition of GNP Co. in December 2013. Maschhoff Family Foods is the parent company of The Maschhoffs LLC and GNP Co., the Midwest’s leading provider of premium branded and custom chicken products to retail, deli and foodservice customers nationally.