With 45 years in the meat industry under his belt, Steve Mellinger, Senior Vice President of Operations for Meyer Natural Foods, has announced his retirement. Effective September 1, 2023, the executive departed his role, but he will continue to assist the company on a limited basis as a consultant.
Mellinger joined Meyer Natural Foods in 2010 after 32 years as Vice President of Beef Operations at Cargill Beef. He utilized his expertise in plant management at Cargill to help revitalize and recreate the supply chain for Meyer, a release explained.
"Over the last 13 years, Steve has displayed unwavering commitment and dedication to our operations and the company. His hard work and contributions have been invaluable in creating long-term strategic, operational partnerships and enhancing the organization's overall success,” said John Keating, Chief Executive Officer. "We would like to sincerely thank Steve for his service and achievements throughout his tenure at Meyer Natural Foods. His dedication, expertise, and leadership have greatly impacted our company's growth and success."
Colin Kimberlin, who has worked directly with Mellinger, also commented.
"Today Meyer Natural Foods is a highly efficient and successful company thanks in part to Steve's vision," the Senior Vice President Operations/Margin Management said. "Steve has always been dedicated to helping mentor people in their careers and their lives outside the office. I will remember him most for his friendship and his mentorship."
Best wishes to Steve Mellinger as he steps into retirement!