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Foster Farms Names Laura 弗拉纳根 President and CEO

LIVINGSTON, Calif. – Foster Farms, the West Coast’s leading poultry producer, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura 弗拉纳根 president and chief executive officer effective August 29, 2016.Laura 弗拉纳根 Edited

弗拉纳根, 48, most recently served as president of the ConAgra Foods Snacks Division, one of North America’s leading suppliers of packaged foods. She will succeed Ron Foster, grandson of company founders Max and Verda Foster, as Foster Farms’ president and CEO. Foster 以前的ly announced his plans to step down. He will remain a Foster Farms owner and member of the board of directors.

“The board unanimously selected Laura 弗拉纳根 as the ideal executive to guide Foster Farms during a time of significant growth,福斯特说:“. “She has an impressive record of transforming and growing household consumer brands across an ever-shifting landscape. We are confident that her strategic approach will lead Foster Farms to new heights within the U.S. meat and poultry industry.”

Before taking leadership of the Snacks Division, 弗拉纳根 served as president of ConAgra’s Convenient Meals Division from 2008 to 2011, revitalizing and expanding key brands. She also led initiatives to promote diversity, develop internal talent, and build skills and capabilities throughout ConAgra.

“Foster Farms is a strong competitor in the national poultry landscape in large part because of its family-owned roots and its steadfast commitment to truly locally grown, 新鲜家禽,” said 弗拉纳根. “I intend to honor the Foster family’s legacy for excellence while growing the business, guiding our dedicated employees and maintaining the trust of a new generation of consumers who care deeply about the food they feed their families, especially organic and antibiotic-free poultry choices.”

Before joining ConAgra, 弗拉纳根 served as vice president and chief marketing officer of Tropicana Shelf Stable Juices at PepsiCo and, from 1996 to 2005, held brand-management positions at General Mills and PepsiCo. Earlier, she was a manufacturing engineer at Saturn Corporation. She earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1996.

弗拉纳根 currently serves on the board of directors at Core-Mark International, one of North America’s largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry.

Under Ron Foster’s leadership, the company grew by 70 percent and became the nation’s first major poultry producer to be certified by the American Humane Association. 6月, Foster Farms was selected as the 2016 Processor of the Year by The National Provisioner for industry-leading achievements in food safety, water conservation and product diversity. While Ron Foster led the company, it raised the National Thanksgiving Turkey for the White House on two occasions, 成为了没有. 1 brand of frozen cooked chicken in the western U.S., and became the largest producer of organic and antibiotic-free fresh chicken on the West Coast.

About Foster Farms
California-based Foster Farms employs more than 12,000 with facilities throughout California, Oregon and Washington as well as Farmerville, 路易斯安那州, 和Demopolis, 阿拉巴马州. 自1939年以来, West Coast families have depended on Foster Farms for premium-质量 chicken and turkey products. Family-owned and operated, the company continues its legacy of excellence and commitment to 质量 established by its founders, Max and Verda Foster. Foster Farms specializes in fresh, all-natural chicken and turkey products free of preservatives, additives or injected sodium enhancers. Based in California’s Central Valley, with ranches in the Pacific Northwest, the company’s fresh chicken and turkey are produced in or near each region served. Foster Farms also produces delicious pre-marinated, ready-to-cook and fully cooked products that meet the 质量 and convenience needs of today’s home cooks, 零售商, warehouse clubs and foodservice customers. The company’s commitment to excellence, 诚实, 质量, service and people is a source of great pride and a longtime family tradition. 访问 www.velo-talk.com 要了解更多.