Ag Leadership Council
Kevin Lafleur started his career in Friona, TX with Missouri Beef Packers, which is today known as Excel owned by Cargill. Kevin spent six years learning the fabrication and slaughter operations. He was promoted through the ranks of supervision, plant superintendent and became plant manager at age 26, with responsibilities of 75 management and 800 hourly workers. Three years later he was moved to the corporate offices as V.P. of operations with Cargill. Kevin left Cargill in in 1980 and joined Swift and Company. He held several key roles in their corporate beef operations until Conagra bought out Swift and Company. At that time Conagra had purchased several protein companies and headquartered them in Greeley, Colorado under the management of Kenneth Monfort. At Monfort Kevin held positions as V.P. of operations, EVP of sales, and ultimately became president of the beef, lamb, and it’s trucking company. In 1998, Kevin owns and started K2D INC., and Colorado Premium Foods (CPF). Today CPF has significance operations in Greeley, CO., Denver, CO., Chicago, IL., Miami, Florida., and Carrolton, GA. CPF sells processed beef, pork, and chicken items to retail and food service companies across the nation and internationally.