Suddenly, a New CEO at Foster Farms

Feb. 26, 2019
Dan Huber promoted to CEO replacing Laura Flanagan, who 'resigned to pursue other opportunities.'

Dan Huber, a 23-year veteran of poultry producer Foster Farms and its chief operations officer, was promoted to CEO in mid-February following the sudden departure of Laura Flanagan.

Huber, 53, held several leadership positions at Foster Farms since joining the company in 1996. Prior to that, he held sales and management positions within the Oscar Mayer and Kraft Foods organizations.

Flanagan, who became CEO in 2016, "resigned to pursue other opportunities." She earlier worked for ConAgra, General Mills and PepsiCo.

It's been a busy month for Foster Farms. The company announced "a multi-million dollar expansion" of its Livingston, Calif., plant. And there was a report from CNBC that Tyson Foods was in talks about buying privately owned Foster Farms for roughly $2 billion.

Sponsored Recommendations

Troubleshoot: Grittiness in gluten free cookies

Learn how to adjust gluten free cookie recipes for a softer texture.

Clabber Girl: Rising Success

Uncover how Clabber Girl Corporation achieved a remarkable 7% growth and improved manufacturing efficiency by seamlessly integrating Vicinity's batch manufacturing solution with...

Intelligent Blends: Taking Technology to the Next Level

Find out how our friends at Intelligent Blends use VicinityFood and Microsoft Dynamics GP to produce the best coffee around.

Key ingredient: Mother Murphy's Laboratories

Flavorings manufacturer Mother Murphy’s Laboratories integrates front office with production facility — improving operations from initial order to final invoice.