Oakwood, GA. (August 2, 2017) –Wayne Farms LLC, is pleased to announce that Tom Bell, current Vice President Sales for Prepared Foods, has been promoted to Vice President, General Manager, Prepared Foods Business Unit. Tom replaces John Flood who has announced his retirement, effective August 31, after leading the Prepared Foods organization for seven years.
Tom has led the Prepared Foods sales organization since he joined Wayne Farms three years ago. He has many years of experience in the food industry, particularly poultry, having held leadership positions at Pilgrim’s Pride and Pierce.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Tom’s caliber on board and look forward to Tom taking the reins of the Prepared Foods division”, shared Clint Rivers, CEO. “His extensive background in the food industry and his wide range of experience has played a key role in the division’s success. We are excited to work with him in his new role.”
Mr. Rivers continued, “We also appreciate John’s strong leadership in focusing our Prepared Foods business towards achieving strong sales and operational performance, which has led to many significant milestones and achievements. We wish John and his wife, all the best as they move forward into the next exciting chapter of their lives.”
About Wayne Farms LLC
Wayne Farms LLC is the sixth-largest vertically integrated poultry producer in the U.S. with annual sales exceeding $2 billion. A subsidiary of Continental Grain Company, Wayne Farms owns and operates 11 fresh and further-processed facilities throughout the Southeast, produces more than 2.6 billion pounds of poultry products each year, and employs more than 9,000 individuals. Producing products under the brand names of WAYNE FARMS® fresh and prepared chicken; PLATINUM HARVEST® premium fresh chicken; CHEF’S CRAFT® gourmet chicken; and NAKED TRUTH premium chicken, Wayne Farms has a well-known history of delivering exceptional poultry products to some of the largest industrial, institutional, and foodservice companies across America.