TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – January 9, 2024 – Peco Foods, the nation’s seventh largest poultry company, announces the retirement of Steve Evans, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). With 40+ years in the industry and nearly four years with the company, Evans will retire at the end of the month. Originally joining Peco in a consulting capacity in 2019, Evans was hired as Chief Commercial Officer in July 2020 and will leave a legacy of strategic insight and invaluable contributions to the company's success.
"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Steve for his contributions during his tenure at Peco Foods," said Mark Hickman, president and CEO of Peco Foods. "His leadership has been pivotal in steering our commercial strategies and sustainably setting our team up for success for years to come."
A Georgia State University graduate, Evans completed advanced studies at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. With several decades of senior leadership at Perdue Foods, three years as company president and CEO at Allen-Harim, and several years in leadership at Cagles, Inc., Evans brought wide-ranging expertise in sales, marketing, product development, supply chain, customer service and more.
In addition to years of industry expertise, Evans had a national presence as a board member and past chair of the marketing committee for the National Chicken Council. He was also a member of the Salisbury University Perdue School of Business Executive Advisory Council and a member of numerous advisory boards.
“As I reflect on my dedicated career in the poultry industry, I will certainly miss working alongside the exceptional team at Peco Foods,” said Evans. “However, I am extremely confident in the team I’m leaving behind and know they will continue delivering innovative products and outstanding customer service to drive sustainable growth.”
About Peco Foods: Headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with processing plants in Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama, Peco Foods, Inc., has grown from a small hatchery and feed mill to one of the industry’s leading suppliers over the past 85+ years. Peco sets an excellent table around the world and is recognized globally for dedication to customer satisfaction and total quality management. Quality, value and service have always come first at Peco Foods. For more information, visit www.pecofoods.com.