Applegate Farms inks Oellinger for key supply chain role

Applegate Farms LLC, the maker of organic meat brand Applegate, announced on Tuesday that Stefan Oellinger will assume the role of senior director of raw supply.

Oellinger will be responsible for growing and developing the Bridgewater-based company’s supply chain and will report directly to President John Ghingo.

“Stefan has a vision for what a truly sustainable meat supply chain should look like and the know-how to build it,” Ghingo said. “His expertise in livestock production and online grocery is a unique combination that will be instrumental to the Applegate mission: Changing The Meat We Eat.”

Oellinger most recently led meat and poultry procurement for Fresh Direct. Before that, he managed a no-antibiotics, no-added hormone beef company.

“I look forward to bringing my passion for building progressive animal agriculture systems that connect consumers with environmentally and economically sustainable meat to Applegate,” Oellinger said.

Applegate Farms is a stand-alone subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corp.