Perdue Farms named Mark McKay as president of its newly-minted unit, Perdue Premium Meat Company LLC, a portfolio of high-end meat brands like Niman Ranch and Coleman Natural, Perdue Farms chief executive officer Randy Day announced in a Dec. 4 press release.
“Mark is an experienced and thoughtful executive who will lead Perdue’s premium meat portfolio for the Coleman Natural, Niman Ranch, and pet treat brands to the next level of market penetration,” Day said in a statement. “This move aligns the resources from production through sales to further our growth in premium, no-antibiotics-ever, all-vegetarian-fed products from animals raised to higher standards across the full range of proteins.”
Serving for over three decades in the poultry and meat industries, McKay moved to Perdue after its purchase of Coleman Natural Foods in 2011. He most recently served as executive vice president of specialty proteins and business development at Perdue.
In his present role, McKay helped further the company’s efforts in no-antibiotics-ever production and animal care, assisted in Perdue’s transition from poultry to several protein offerings, and developed significant experience in organic poultry and no-antibiotics-ever beef and pork.