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July 25, 2017

New chairman amongst board changes at Lamb Weston

US frozen potato product specialist Lamb Weston has announced a raft of executive changes, including the planned appointment of W.G. Jurgensen as chairman.

By Andy Coyne

US frozen potato product specialist Lamb Weston has announced a raft of executive changes, including the planned appointment of W.G. Jurgensen as chairman. 

Executive chairman Timothy McLevish has decided not to seek re-election to the company’s board, Lamb Weston revealed. He will remain in his current role until the company’s annual meeting of stockholders on 28 September and then current lead independent director Jurgensen will be appointed to the role of non-executive chairman.

The New York Stock Exchange-listed business, which is based in Idaho, has also appointed Andre Hawaux, executive vice president and chief operating officer of DICK’S Sporting Goods Inc., and Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, to its board of directors,

“I am pleased that we have two outstanding new additions to the board,” said Tom Werner, president and CEO of Lamb Weston. “Hala and Andre bring strategic skills and strong operational expertise that will be instrumental as we continue to build Lamb Weston.

“I also want to thank Tim McLevish for his partnership in building the foundation for an independent Lamb Weston. During a time of significant change, we have benefited greatly from Tim’s deep industry knowledge, financial acumen and experience in spinning off public companies.”

McLevish joined Lamb Weston in November 2016 as executive chairman in preparation for Lamb Weston’s separation from its former parent, Conagra Brands.

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Lamb Weston is a supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetiser and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. It started life as a family business back in 1950.

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