Jayson Penn to Succeed Bill Lovette as Global CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride
“Jayson Penn has enjoyed a distinguished career in the poultry industry and has played an integral role in the success of Pilgrim’s over the last eight years,” said Gilberto Tomazoni, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Since joining the company in
“The Board is extremely grateful for Bill’s leadership, vision, dedication and commitment,” Tomazoni said. “His legacy at Pilgrim’s will endure through the strong management team and unique business platform he developed, which will position the company for continued growth and success.”
Lovette was appointed
“I appreciate the commitment and support from our team throughout this eight-year transformational journey to create the company Pilgrim’s is today,” said
Penn will assume the position of
“I am humbled that the Board has given me the opportunity to serve as Pilgrim’s CEO,” Penn said. “Pilgrim’s has been on a remarkable journey of growth, building a strong culture of empowerment and providing our customers and consumers with high quality, innovative solutions that allow them to thrive. We are a global team of more than 52,000, unified in mission and purpose, and I am excited to help guide our team in the next steps of our journey.
“I am extremely grateful to Bill for his mentorship, counsel and friendship,” Penn added. “Working alongside Bill for these last eight years at Pilgrim’s has been the highlight of my career and his constant support, leadership by example and strong work ethic have made this seamless transition possible.”
Penn, an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience, grew up in the poultry industry, beginning in his family’s poultry company. He joined Pilgrim’s in
He has also served on the board of directors and the executive committee of the
About Pilgrim’s Pride
Pilgrim’s employs approximately 52,100 people and operates chicken processing plants and prepared-foods facilities in 14 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the U.K, and continental Europe. The Company’s primary distribution is through retailers and foodservice distributors. For more information, please visit www.pilgrims.com.
Source: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation