Seaboard Corp. announces that Robert Steer has been elected by the company’s board of directors to succeed Steven J. Bresky as chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Bresky died on July 10 at the age of 67.
Steer has served as executive vice president and CFO of the company since April 2011, and he has been with the company for more than 35 years serving in various capacities.
Steer will also continue to serve as CFO until a successor CFO is identified and appointed.
The company also announces that its board of directors has appointed Ellen S. Bresky as a director and chairperson of the board, filling the vacancy previously held by her late husband, Steven.
In connection with this appointment, the board also appointed Douglas W. Baena, who is currently an independent director and chairman of audit committee, to be lead director, with responsibility to act as liaison between the board and company management.
Jacob (Jack) A. Bresky, son of Steve and Ellen Bresky, has been elected to the office of vice bresident-business development. Jack has been with Seaboard more than seven years.
About Seaboard Corp.
Seaboard Corp. is a diversified international agribusiness and transportation company, primarily engaged in domestic pork production and processing and cargo shipping. Overseas, Seaboard is primarily engaged in commodity merchandising, flour and feed milling, produce farming, sugar production and electric power generation.