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CHICAGO - Sara Lee Corp. has named Robert S. Kopriva president and chief executive of its meats business, the company announced Wednesday.
Kopriva, 51, has worked for Sara Lee since 1981 and was named a senior VP of the Chicago-based corporation in 2002.
He will head Cincinnati-based Sara Lee Foods, which is among the world's leading manufacturers of packaged meat products. Its brands include Jimmy Dean, Ball Park and Hillshire Farm.
Kopriva, whose appointment was effective Jan. 1, replaces William A. Geoppinger, 63, who retired Dec. 31.