Brown to lead Farmland Foods meats
Pork processing giant Smithfield Foods, Inc., Smithfield, Va., said hired Michael Brown as president and chief operating officer of Farmland Foods, Inc., effective October 4, 2010. Farmland is a packaged meats subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Officials said Brown previously served as president of Armour-Eckrich, LLC since 2008 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the food industry. He will report to George H. Richter, president and chief operating officer of Smithfield's Pork Group.