Christensen Farms & Feedlots Inc. has named Glenn L. Stolt as chief executive officer, succeeding Robert A. Christensen, who co-founded the company with his brother, Lynn Christensen, in 1974.
Stolt had been interim CEO since last November, following the death of Robert Christensen (Feedstuffs, Nov. 19 and 26, 2012).
Christensen Farms, headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minn., is a major U.S. hog producer, growing 3 million pigs per year at operations in Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Colorado. The company notes that it produces enough pork to feed 12 million people per year.
The company is a major shareholder in pork processor Triumph Foods LLC.
Lynn Christensen, Christensen Farms chair, cited Stolt's business, management and leadership skills and said the company will continue to focus on "excellence in pork production." He said the company will continue operating as a family-owned enterprise and is "confident in our future success."
Stolt, 46, joined Christensen Farms in 2010 as chief financial officer. Previously, he held senior leadership positions for 20 years with G&K Services Inc. and The Toro Co. after beginning his business career with Honeywell International.
He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn., and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. He is a native of New Ulm, Minn.