Chicken processingPerdue Incorporated , Salisbury, Md., announced three senior executive appointments, according toMeatingplace.com.

Jim Leightonwas promoted to president of Perdue's foodservice division. Perdue also hired Clint Riversas senior vice president of operations and supply chain management. Rivers previously was president and CEO at Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

Perdue also hiredLuis Lunaas vice president of corporate communications.