CEO of Clemens Family Corporation
Doug Clemens grew up in the family business, Hatfield (now Clemens Food Group), but his career there officially began in 1978 following his animal science degree from West Virginia University. Beginning in the Hog Procurement Department, his various roles through the years have included fresh pork operations, business development, strategic planning and president of Clemens Food Group. In September 2014, Clemens became the chief executive officer of Clemens Family Corporation. Accomplishments have included the implementation of the first successful carcass payment system in the country; the development and implementation of a state-of-the-art animal handling facility to improve meat quality; analysis and implementation of an ultrasonic carcass grading system; and implementation of a case-ready fresh pork program. Additionally, he played a key role in transitioning the business from a “family business” to a “business family.” He served as a member of the pork committee of the American Meat Institute and was a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Task Force, the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Industry Council and the Pennsylvania Ag Coalition. In addition, he has served on the boards of Easter Seals of Southeastern PA, Souderton Mennonite Homes, Indian Creek Foundation and the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Univest Corporation, the Miller Poultry Co. and The Mary Campbell Center. He is also a parent advocate for persons with disabilities. In between his many activities, he earned an additional organizational management degree from Eastern University.
See Doug Clemens on Tuesday, May 19 in the Pork: Is it the Other White Meat Symposium.