Perdue Farms, a 102-year-old privately held Maryland-based company, has appointed Kevin McAdams as President of Perdue Foods and Chief Operating Officer of Perdue Farms. He will report to Randy Day, CEO of Perdue Farms.
McAdams joins Perdue Farms from Jack Links protein snacks, a privately held, family-owned company, where he was president, North America (NA).
"We're thrilled to have Kevin join Perdue Farms. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a successful and trusted leader in the food and beverage industry with a proven track record of achieving sustainable growth and driving operational excellence," said Day. "The complexity of today's food and agriculture industry and our business requires a certain level of commercial and consumer expertise and a depth of knowledge in supply chain management that Kevin brings to our team. This is critical as we navigate in a more challenging climate to improve our competitive performance while upholding our core values."
His previous senior positions include president, Schwan's Consumer Brands and Pabst Brewing Company. Earlier in his career, he held operating roles with Mizkan, Red Bull North America, The Coca-Cola Company and Frito-Lay.
About Perdue Foods
The Perdue brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., with a full lineup of no-antibiotics-ever products under the Perdue, Perdue HARVESTLAND, and Perdue CHICKEN PLUS brands, and USDA certified organic chicken under the Perdue HARVESTLAND Organic and Perdue SIMPLY SMART ORGANICS brands. We're recognized as the first to successfully market chicken by branding and advertising a product measurably superior to the competition, and we've been innovating ever since. All of our chickens are fed an all-vegetarian diet with no animal by-products. They're cared for in a clean, safe environment, and our programs are verified by the USDA. We've led the way in raising healthy poultry without antibiotics, and we're setting new standards for animal care.