Ferrellgas selects vice president of human resources

June 9, 2021 By    

Ferrellgas Partners hired Brent Banwart as vice president of human resources.

Headshot: Brent Banwart


Banwart most recently served as human resources director at PepsiCo, where he was responsible for employee relations, talent acquisition, talent management and other human resources functions for the multinational food, snack and beverage company.

“Brent Banwart will help ensure we remain focused on hiring and retaining the very best people, offering a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, and providing the support they need to remain focused on transforming Ferrellgas into a leading logistics company,” says Chairman and CEO Jim Ferrell. “We’re lucky to have someone with Brent’s background and skillset join our team.”

Prior to his time at PepsiCo, Banwart spent more than 11 years at Hormel Foods, where he held multiple roles in operations and human resources, including time in compensation, field human resources and talent acquisition. Ultimately, he advanced to the role of human resources business partner, in which he supported finance, sales and marketing, and supply chain functions.

Banwart earned his master’s in business administration from the University of Dubuque and his bachelor’s in finance from the University of Iowa. He resides in Lawrence, Kansas.

Ferrellgas also appointed Ivan Winfield Jr. as chief information officer. The company recently completed a financial restructuring.

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