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Perdue Farms Announces CEO Retirement, Succession Plan

April 19, 2023
After six years as CEO, Randy Day will retire this summer, to be succeeded by current COO and president Kevin McAdams.

Perdue Farms CEO Randy Day will retire this summer, the company announced, after more than 40 years with the company and serving as CEO since 2017. Day will assist Kevin McAdams, COO and president, in the succession transition.

Day joined Perdue Farms in 1980 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness, before being named CEO in 2017.

McAdams joined Perdue in July of 2022, and has nearly 30 years of food and beverage experience. Prior to Perdue Farms, McAdams was president, North America of Jack Link’s protein snacks. He previously held senior positions at Schwan’s Consumer Brands and Pabst Brewing Co., and in operations for Mizkan, Red Bull North America, The Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo/Frito-Lay.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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