Simmons Pet Food Hires Tyson Veteran

July 14, 2022
Simmons Pet Food has hired the head of Tyson Foods’ operations to serve as its own VP of operations.

Simmons Pet Food has hired the head of Tyson Foods’ operations to serve as its own VP of operations.

Derek Baucom, previously vice president of operations for Tyson, will take on that title with Simmons, effective immediately. His previous positions at Tyson include complex manager, live production manager and hatchery manager.

“At Simmons Pet Food, we are in the midst of a period of transformational growth,” company president Scott Salmon said in a statement. “I am confident Derek is the right person to enhance and support operational excellence as we continue to invest in new capacity and capabilities.”

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.