speakerKraig Westerbeek

Smithfield Foods

Kraig Westerbeek is senior director of Smithfield Renewables and hog production division environmental affairs for Smithfield Foods. Previously, Kraig served as vice president for environment, engineering, and support services for Smithfield's Hog Production Division in Warsaw, N.C. Smithfield Renewables was created to oversee Smithfield Food's focus on meeting their climate reduction goal, to include the conversion of manure to renewable energy. A native of Clinton, N.C., Kraig earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and currently resides in Warsaw, NC with his wife and four daughters.