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Chad Groves selected as next Seaboard Foods CEO

He has served in a senior vice president role for the company since 2021 and is the treasurer of the National Pork Board.

Chad Groves
Chad Groves
Courtesy National Pork Board

Seaboard Corporation named Chad Groves as the next president and CEO of its pork division, Seaboard Foods.

He will succeed Peter Brown, who announced that he will retire, effective June 28, 2024.

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. 

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

Groves has served as senior vice president of global sales, marketing, & innovation at Seaboard Foods since July 2021, where he has led the retail, foodservice, 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 and, prior to that, vice president of field sales – foodservice at High Liner Foods.

Groves holds a Bachelor of Science in selling and sales management from Purdue University and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is a member of the board of directors and serves as treasurer for the National Pork Board.

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