Appointment Peco Foods names first-ever Director of Health and Safety
Van Derlyke will be responsible for overseeing compliance with all local, state and federal workplace safety and health standards. This new position creates opportunities formentoring plant level safety managers, developing incentives to drive continuous performance improvements, tracking performance through metrics and adjusting current practices to any new or updated policies.
With over 20 years of experience in industrial health, safety and environmental protection in the food manufacturing, chemical processing and retail industries, Van Derlyke has a proven record of implementing effective safety management techniques for companies including HP Hood, PepsiCo, BJ’s Wholesale Cluband Ferro Corporation.
Headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Peco consistently ranks among the leading poultry producers in the United States. Locations in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi include state-of-the-art processing plants, feed mills, hatcheries and live operations offices. The company employs more than 7,000 team members and has earned a strong reputation for community engagement as well as environmental sustainability and employee satisfaction.