Steven R. Jensen has been named president and chief executive officer of Norbest Inc., a Midvale-based company that represents some 200 turkey growers and four processing plants in Utah, Nebraska and Oregon.

Jensen succeeds Julien R. Den Tandt who will return to his hometown of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.A Utah native, Jensen has been Norbest's vice president of sales and marketing since 1990. Previously he was director and later vice president of operations and qualilty assurance for Norbest.

He received a master's degree in nutrition and food science, specializing in product development, from Utah State University. While attending college in 1973, he worked on the production line at the Norbest-affiliated turkey processing plant in Moroni. At the time, his family operated a farm in the area.