Hammonds to Retire From FMI

Food Marketing Institute here yesterday said Tim Hammonds plans retire as president and chief executive officer once a successor is found.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Food Marketing Institute here yesterday said Tim Hammonds plans retire as president and chief executive officer once a successor is found. Hammonds “has made a major contribution to the expansion and enhancement of a number of programs that will continue to be of significant benefit to the food industry, especially in the areas of food safety, social responsibility, industry relations and political action,” said Steve Smith, chairman of the board at FMI, in a prepared statement making the announcement. Ron Pearson, a former FMI chairman and chairman emeritus at Hy-Vee, is chairing a search committee to find a successor. Hammonds joined FMI in 1975 after five years as a college professor. He has been president and CEO of the association for the past 15 years.

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