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Kirk Weidner

Vice President, Sysco Global Account Leader
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Cargill Foodservice

R. Kirk Weidner, Vice President, is the Global Partners Account Leader responsible for building the relationship between Cargill and select key accounts on a global basis. 

Kirk joined Cargill in 1985 as a commodity trader in Memphis, TN.   He has held various roles in sales and management including Product Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and Marketing Manager.  He helped to launch Cargill’s entry into the Worldwide Acidulants business and led the first venture into “Cargill Foods” distribution business serving the cruise industry.  Kirk received Cargill’s Broken Silo Award for leading cross-business collaboration within the company.  Kirk was selected as one of Cargill’s first Global Strategic Account Leaders to build global customer business relationships.

Kirk received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Carleton College in Northfield, MN.  He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Cycle Health, and previously served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of tpt® – Twin Cities Public Television, member of the Board of Trustees of Carleton College, and the C5 Georgia Youth Foundation.  He is married to Angie Weidner and has three adult children.

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