Seaboard Foods names Chad Groves as president, CEO

Peter Brown is retiring at the end of June.

March 26, 2024

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Seaboard Corporation has named Chad Groves as the next president and chief executive officer of its Seaboard Foods LLC (Seaboard Foods) pork segment. Groves will take over the role when current president and CEO Peter Brown retires on June 30, 2024.

Peter Brown joined Seaboard Foods in January 2021 after more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in the protein industry, including leadership positions with Butterball and High Liner Foods. Seaboard thanks Brown for his leadership of the organization over the past three years. 

“Peter was a key leader on Seaboard’s executive management team, and we wish him all the best in his upcoming retirement,” said Bob Steer, president and CEO of Seaboard Corporation.

Groves has served as senior vice president of global sales, marketing, & innovation at Seaboard Foods since July 2021, where he has led the retail, food service, export, processor sales, marketing, sustainability, and innovation teams. Before joining Seaboard Foods, Groves was most recently the vice president of sales – retail & foodservice at Trilliant Food & Nutrition LLC and, prior to that vice president of field sales – food service at High Liner Foods.

Groves holds a bachelor’s degree in selling and sales management from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the board of directors and treasurer for the National Pork Board.

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