Gregg Uecker Joins as Chief Supply Chain Officer
In a significant move, Perdue Farms announced the appointment of Gregg Uecker to the newly established role of Chief Supply Chain and Operations Officer. This strategic hire, disclosed on December 19, 2023, is part of Perdue’s commitment to strengthening its operational capabilities.
Uecker, with a rich background in supply chain management, will be responsible for overseeing various facets of Perdue Foods’ supply chain. This includes live production, plant operations, transportation, warehousing, order fulfillment, customer service, food safety, quality assurance, procurement, and engineering. Kevin McAdams, CEO of Perdue Farms, expressed confidence in Uecker’s ability to enhance supply chain efficiencies, thereby meeting the unique needs of customers and contributing to sustainable company growth.
Prior to joining Perdue, Uecker accumulated extensive experience at CJ Schwan’s as Executive Vice President of the Global Supply Chain, and over 30 years at Tyson Foods in various senior leadership roles.
Julie Katigan Promoted to Executive Vice President
Complementing the leadership revamp, Julie Katigan has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Her role will focus on developing Perdue Farms’ human resources strategies, encompassing talent engagement and development, shaping company culture, and ensuring associate well-being. These strategies will involve active talent management, diversity and inclusion, and total rewards.
Katigan, who joined Perdue Farms as Senior Vice President of Human Resources in May 2022, brings a wealth of experience from her previous tenure as Chief Human Resources Officer for James Hardie Building Products and leadership roles at Colfax Corporation, Electrolux, Mead Johnson Nutrition, and Ford Motor Company.
New Era of Leadership at Perdue Farms
These appointments come in the wake of Kevin McAdams assuming the role of CEO in July 2023. McAdams, who joined the company as Chief Operations Officer and President in 2022, is steering Perdue Farms into a new era with a focus on operational excellence and strategic growth. The latest additions to the leadership team underline Perdue Farms’ commitment to enhancing its operational and human resources capabilities, positioning it for continued success in the dynamic agricultural sector.