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Peco Foods Expands Leadership Team, Promoting Kevin Phillips and Scott Alexander

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – January 9, 2024 – Peco Foods, the nation’s seventh largest poultry company, proudly announces two promotions within its senior leadership team. Kevin Phillips will be taking over as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), and Scott Alexander will serve as Senior Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing.

Phillips, a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in the poultry sector, will spearhead the company’s strategic initiatives to continue building a cutting-edge infrastructure to grow the market for Peco’s products and increase revenue. In his previous role as the Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing – Commodity, Phillips demonstrated exceptional leadership, overseeing critical aspects of Peco's commodity business. His remarkable track record in optimizing volumes, refining product mix, and formulating competitive pricing strategies has been instrumental in driving the company's growth in 2023.

With more than two decades of experience in the poultry industry, Phillips has served in multiple professional leadership positions, including Chairman of the National Chicken Council Marketing Committee, a U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Board Member and a USAPEEC Board Member.

"Kevin's unwavering dedication to Peco Foods and depth of experience in the poultry industry make him the ideal candidate for this role," said Mark Hickman, president and CEO of Peco Foods. "His strong leadership qualities and strategic vision align perfectly with our commitment to innovation and dedication to our customers."

Scott Alexander will transition from Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing – Value Added to Senior Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing. In this role, he will oversee all sales and marketing for the commodity and value-added products and continue to challenge his team to identify and secure new business and products through the distribution of retail, c-stores, QSR and other strategic accounts.

“Scott has been with Peco since 1993 and has helped us greatly strengthen our value-added product mix to meet evolving customer needs,” added Hickman. “We know he will thrive in this role and continue to position our company as a competitive producer of quality products dedicated to driving excellence in everything we do.”

This transition in leadership underscores Peco Foods' dedication to nurturing talent and maintaining its reputation as an industry leader committed to delivering superior quality and service.

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.

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