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Pilgrim's Pride Corporation appoints Jayson Penn as CEO

Christian Fernsby |
Greeley, Co., USA - Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, a food company, announced that it has approved the appointment of Jayson Penn as chief executive officer.

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Mr. Penn, an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience, grew up in the poultry industry, beginning in his family's poultry company.

Mr. Penn joined Pilgrim's in March 2011 and has served as Senior Vice President of the Commercial Business Group, Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations and, most recently, as President of Pilgrim's USA.

Prior to Pilgrim's, Mr. Penn served in management positions at several leading poultry companies.

Mr. Penn has also served on the board of directors and the executive committee of the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council and currently serves on the board and executive committee of the National Chicken Council and the board of directors of The World Poultry Foundation.