US- American multinational agribusiness conglomerate, Seaboard Corporation has announced the appointment of Peter Brown as president and CEO of its pork division: Seaboard Foods.

According to a statement from Seaboard Corporation, Brown will succeed Darwin ‘Duke’ Sand who will be retiring, effective 1 January 2021.

In his new role, Mr. Brown will be responsible for all of Seaboard Foods’ operations, focusing on executing the company’s strategic priorities by working with Seaboard Corp.’s leadership and customers achieving data-driven results.

He will also be responsible for steering Seaboard Foods’ culture of inclusion and continuous improvement, the company said.

Prior to joining the company, Brown is said to have held a number of leadership positions in operations and sales during a career in the protein industry.

Most recently, Brown served as chief operating officer (COO) at turkey company Butterball, which is partly owned by Seaboard Corporation.

Prior to that, Brown was president and COO at seafood company High Liner Foods – Canadian processor and marketer of frozen seafood.

“Peter’s broad background in all facets of the protein industry means he has successfully solved some of our industry’s biggest challenges,” said Seaboard Corporation president and CEO, Bob Steer.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to tap into his experience and expertise in utilising Lean manufacturing and management principles to collaboratively drive results.

Earlier in July, Seaboard Corporation appointed Steer as the company’s new CEO in July, following the death of former CEO Steven Bresky.

As the second largest pig producer in the United States, Seaboard Foods produces and sells fresh, frozen and processed pork to further processors, foodservice operators, retail outlets and other distributors in the United States.

Internationally, Seaboard Foods produces and sells to distributors in China, Japan, Korea, Mexico and other foreign markets.

Seaboard Foods’ farm operations are located in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado and Iowa, and are supported by seven centrally located feed mills.

Seaboard Foods produces more than eight million hogs per 10-K, making it the third-largest pig producer in the United States.

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