February 22, 2018 1:53 AM ET

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Company Overview of Wayne Farms, Inc.

Company Overview

Wayne Farms, Inc. produces and processes broiler chickens in the United States and internationally. It offers fresh chicken under the Wayne Farms and Platinum Harvest names, as well as packaged products for club stores, supermarkets, distributors and processors. These products include boneless breasts, tenderloins, whole and split wings, thighs, legs and leg quarters, drums, wing tips, and paws. The company also produces and markets ready-to-cook, ready-to-eat, and custom designed convenience poultry products under the Dutch Quality House, Chef’s Craft, and Platinum Harvest names. The further processed product portfolio comprises marinated, breaded and flash fried, unbreaded and solid muscle...

4110 Continental Drive

Oakwood, GA 30566

United States

Founded in 2000

9,000 Employees

Phone:

678-450-3111

Key Executives for Wayne Farms, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 58
Executive Chairman and Chairman of Board of Managers
Age: 65
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 55
Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President
Age: 57
Vice President and General Manager, Further Processing
Age: 59
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Wayne Farms, Inc. Key Developments

Wayne Farms, Inc. Announces Executive Changes, Effective April 1, 2017

Wayne Farms, Inc. announced executive succession plans for Wayne Farms, effective April 1, 2017. After 21 years of outstanding leadership as Chief Executive Officer, Elton Maddox will assume the role of Executive Chairman and will continue to serve as Chairman of the Wayne Farms Board of Managers. Current Chief Operating Officer, J. Clinton Rivers, will become Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2017. This transition is part of a planned succession that began with Mr. River’s promotion to Chief Operating Officer in April 2014. Mr. Maddox has more than 42 years of distinguished service with Wayne Farms since joining the company as a Complex Engineer in April 1974. Mr. Rivers has 36 years of poultry industry experience serving in operational and leadership roles in multiple companies. He spent 21 years with Pilgrim’s Pride becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2004 and Chief Executive Officer for Pilgrim’s Pride in March 2008. Prior to joining Wayne Farms in 2012, Clint served as President, Foodservice and Supply Chain for Perdue, in Salisbury, Maryland. As Executive Chairman, Mr. Maddox will devote his time to supporting Mr. Rivers in the management transition, strategy development, and engaging more closely with key customers. This will allow Mr. Rivers to focus on day-to-day management of the company. Reporting to Mr. Rivers in his role as CEO will be the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Vice President & General Manager Prepared Foods Business Unit, Vice President Quality Assurance & Food Safety, and Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary.

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