Magazine

Resume: Joseph W. Luter III


BORN

July 17, 1939, Smithfield, Va.

EDUCATION

B.A. in business administration, Wake Forest University, 1962

POSITION

Chairman, president, and CEO, Smithfield Foods Inc.

HOW HE STARTED

Carving up pigs in his dad's slaughterhouse

FAMILY BUSINESS

Smithfield Foods was founded in 1936 by his grandfather and father; son Joe IV is a senior vice-president and hopes to run the company some day

ENEMIES' LIST

Independent farmers, animal-rights activists, environmentalists

HOBBIES

Grouse hunting, skiing

FAMILY

Wife, Karen; two daughters and one son from a previous marriage


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