As vice president of Hormel Foods and senior vice president of the consumer
products sales (CPS) division, Patrick J.Connor is responsible for all sales
activities surrounding the Walmart business.
Connor joined Hormel Foods as a
Grocery Products sales representative in 1996. He was promoted to various positions
before being named Grocery Products district team leader in 2001. He held this
position until 2004 when he became the director of the Albertsons business team.
Connor advanced to director of customer development for the Central team for
CPS in 2006. He assumed his current role in 2011.
He received his bachelor’s
degree from Winona State University (Winona, Minn.) and is currently finishing
the Minnesota Executive Program at the Carlson School of Management at the University
of Minnesota (Minneapolis). He has also attended the Food Industry Management
Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Cornell
University (Ithaca, N.Y.).
He and his wife, Barb, have a son and two daughters.