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JBS USA Announces Wesley Batista Filho as New CEO

April 28, 2023
Tim Schellpeper will retire May 1, replaced by Wesley Batista Filho.

JBS USA said current CEO Tim Schellpeper will retire effective May 1, to be replaced by Wesley Batista Filho.

Batista Filho began his career at parent firm JBS SA of Brazil in 2011 and has held a number of strategic roles, including serving as President of JBS Canada, President of the JBS USA Fed Beef Division, CEO of Seara, and CEO of JBS Brazil. He’s apparently a member of the Batista family, which controls 42% of the publicly traded company – we’ve asked JBS USA for confirmation of that.

Schellpeper joined JBS USA in 2017, first serving as President of the JBS USA Fed Beef business unit before becoming CEO of JBS USA. “Tim came out of retirement to join our team, producing record results as the head of our Fed Beef business unit and laying the foundation for our continued success as CEO,” said Gilberto Tomazoni, JBS Global CEO.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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