Land O'Lakes, Inc. today announced that Bill Pieper has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting directly to Chris Policinski, president and CEO. Pieper, a 12-year veteran of Land O'Lakes, will assume responsibility on May 1, 2017, for corporate finance, accounting, audit and treasury for the enterprise.
"Bill brings deep financial experience both within our farmer-owned cooperative and across related industries, and we are pleased to have him assume the CFO role," said Chris Policinski, president and CEO. "Bill's strategic financial management mindset has and will continue to support Land O'Lakes' strong growth trajectory."
Pieper joined Land O'Lakes in 2005 as vice president, finance and accounting for Purina and has had progressive roles across the businesses to move into his current role of vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer. Prior to joining Land O'Lakes, he held senior finance roles at ADC Telecommunications and NRG Energy. He also spent seven years at KPMG earlier in his career.
Pieper steps into the role of CFO following the announcement of pending retirement for Land O'Lakes' long-time Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dan Knutson, who has served as CFO since 2000.