Wayne Farms promotes Kevin McDaniel to COO
Kevin McDaniel, Wayne Farms vice president and general manager of fresh operations, has been named chief operating officer, effective immediately.
In his new position, McDaniel will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Clint Rivers, overseeing the fresh and prepared foods business units across the company’s nine production facilities, including the sales operations and live operations.
McDaniel brings more than three decades of industry expertise to his new role with the company, including previous roles as President of Aviagen North America and senior positions with O.K. Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride. He held key positions with The Poultry Federation, including chairman vice-chairman, treasurer, secretary and board member. In 2011, he was named the Federation Industry Man of the Year.