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Applegate Farms Announces Leadership Changes Including New President John Ghingo

Applegate Farms Announces Leadership Changes Including New President John Ghingo


BRIDGEWATER, NJ
Monday, April 9th, 2018

One of the nation’s premier natural and organic meat brands has announced plans to change up its leadership and bring on a new President; Applegate® has announced the appointment of John Ghingo to the position of President, with current Senior Director of Mission Gina Asoudegan to be promoted to Vice President of Mission and Innovation Strategy reporting directly to Ghingo.

Jim Snee, Chairman, President, and CEO, Hormel Foods

“I'm confident that John's understanding of the complexities of the natural and organic food space, combined with his passion for brand building, will inspire the Applegate team to reach new heights,” said Jim Snee, Chairman, President, and CEO of Hormel Foods, Applegate’s parent company, in a press release. “In order for Applegate to succeed, mission and innovation must be inextricably tied, and that's why Gina's new role at Applegate will ensure that the Applegate mission—Changing The Meat We Eat®—will continue to thrive.”

John Ghingo, President, Applegate Farms

Ghingo brings executive experience from some of the premier fresh food companies in the world to his new role. Most recently, Ghingo was the President of Plant-Based Foods and Beverages at The WhiteWave Company—overseeing brands like Silk and So-Delicious. Prior to that, Ghingo spent 16 years at Mondelez, working in various marketing leadership positions across several brands and divisions, including Belvita, Chips Ahoy, Oreo, and Ritz.

Gina Asoudegan, Vice President of Mission and Innovation Strategy, Applegate Farms

Asoudegan has been with Applegate since 2006 when she joined the company as Director of Communications; in that capacity, Asoudegan worked closely with NGOs to raise awareness of food-system issues, including antibiotic resistance and GMOs. In her expanded role, she will oversee product innovations that are designed to create a consciously scaled supply chain according the company’s press release.

Applegate Farms Chicken & Cheddar Sausage

Additionally, the company noted, Asoudegan is on the leadership team of the Non-GMO Supply Working Group (an initiative of the Center for Sustainable Solutions) and an advisory board member at the Sustainable Food Lab. She serves on the advisory council for The National Young Farmers Coalition and was instrumental in securing Applegate as a founding partner for the Savory Institute's Land to Market™ Program, the world's first regenerative sourcing solution for livestock-derived meat, dairy, wool, and leather.

Congratulations, John and Gina, in their new roles. For more industry news, keep reading Deli Market News.

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