Pilgrim's Pride names vice president of sales and marketing

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Thursday, March 05, 2009

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation announced that Jerry D. Wilson has been named executive vice president of sales and marketing, subject to approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. He will join the company immediately on an interim basis.

Mr. Wilson brings 29 years of poultry industry experience to his new role. He previously served nine years as vice president of sales and marketing for Keystone Farms LLC, a privately owned poultry producer based in Huntsville, Ala. Prior to that, he spent seven years as vice president of sales and marketing with Seaboard Farms, Inc., a poultry producer based in Athens, Ga. He also has held operations, quality assurance and management positions with Simmons Foods and Sanderson Farms.

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation employs approximately 47,000 people and operates chicken processing plants and prepared-foods facilities in 14 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The Company's primary distribution is through retailers and foodservice distributors.