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​Westin Foods is all about our people.  It's their commitment to quality and attention to detail that is responsible for all of our great-tasting products.  Whether it's the team at our production facilities or at the corporate office, years of experience and specific skills help make our products loved by consumers and retailers.

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Scott Carlson
Chief Executive Officer

​Scott is Chief Executive Officer of Westin Foods, a packaged foods business. He graduated from the University of Nebraska/Lincoln in 1980 and is currently Chairman of the Board for Westin. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for Bellevue University, Board Director for Monogram Food Solutions, the SEAL Family Foundation, Trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation and member of the Chief Executive Officer’s Organization.

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Brad Poppen
COO and President

​As President and Chief Operating Officer, Brad directs, oversees and coordinates all day-to-day operations and activities for all divisions of Westin Foods. In 2001, Brad joined Westin Foods as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In addition, Poppen is on the Board for Westin Foods. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota in 1985. He joined Peat Marwick CPA firm in Omaha and became a Certified Public Accountant. In 1990, he joined the team at Weddingpages Publishing as CFO prior to becoming the President and COO at Westin Foods.

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Mark Carlson
Director of Business Development,
Strategy & Legal Affairs

Prior to joining the Westin Foods team, Carlson was the Director of Business Development for E & A Companies, an Indiana based private investment firm responsible for taking Udi’s Gluten Free products from $6 million to more than $100 million in sales. From 2006 until 2010 Mark acted as a Margin Analyst for Societe Generale Newedge, a Futures Clearing Merchant and Derivatives firm based in Chicago, IL.  Carlson graduated from Creighton University with a MBA and Law degree. Carlson, a native of Nebraska, attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for undergraduate studies.

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