Steve Lykken is the President of Applegate, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand that is committed to making good meat- the kind that’s raised humanely without antibiotics and hormones. Lykken joined Applegate as Chief Operating Officer in August of 2015 and was named President in January of 2016 where he is responsible for driving the brand’s mission to “Change the Meat We Eat” forward.
A 24 year veteran of Hormel Foods Corporation, Lykken began his career at Hormel in 1992 as a grocery products sales representative. He succeeded at numerous sales assignments and management positions, within the company, before spending nearly 13 years at the Jennie-O Turkey Store subsidiary where he led Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain teams.
A graduate of Moorhead State University, Lykken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business. In December of 2004, he completed the Minnesota Executive Program at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.