Steve Evans, former CEO of Allen Harim Foods, has rejoined Perdue Farms Inc. as president of Perdue Foods L.L.C., effective May 31, 2016. Joe Moran will succeed Evans as CEO at Allen Harim.

“We are thrilled to have Steve return to Perdue in this leadership position,” said Randy Day, chief operating officer of Perdue Farms. “I am confident Steve’s experience in marketing and sales, his tenure as chief executive officer of Allen Harim Foods, and his personal understanding of our company’s values and heritage will be invaluable as we manage the present and prepare for the future in our journey to be the most trusted named in premium proteins.”

Moran is a poultry industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience. He will oversee all aspects of the Harim’s operations, including growout, production, sales and marketing, finance and human resources. 

“During his first six months with Allen Harim, Mr. Moran has been responsible for efficiently and effectively managing both our growout and production operations while spearheading major upgrades at our Harbeson, Delaware facility,” said Hong-Kuk Kim, chairman, Harim Group.  “His leadership, experience and innovative approach have helped position Allen Harim for growth, and his commitment to the welfare of our workforce is unmatched.”

Background on Evans, Moran

Evans was most recently CEO of Allen Harim Foods based in Seaford, Delaware, a division of the Harim Corp. in South Korea, since 2013. He started his 36-year poultry industry career at Cagle’s Farms in Atlanta in 1980. Evans joined Perdue in 1985 and held a variety of sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility. He was promoted to vice president of marketing, vice president of sales and marketing, and senior vice president of retail sales and marketing in 2009. In 2011, he was promoted to senior vice president of sales and supply chain, where he was responsible for driving sales in the foodservice, international, and wholesale and industrial channels, and leading the supply, demand, customer service, logistics and transportation functions.

Evans is a member of the National Chicken Council, the Salisbury University Perdue School of Business Executive Advisory Council, and a past member of the American Meat Institute. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and marketing at Georgia State University and has completed advanced business studies at the Wharton and Darden business schools.

Evans and his wife, Liza, have four children and three grandchildren, and live in Salisbury.

Moran joined Allen Harim in November 2015 as executive director and a member of the company’s Leadership Council. Before joining Allen Harim, Moran served as chief operations officer at Mountaire Farms in Millsboro, Delaware. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from James Madison University. He resides in Ocean View, Delaware, with his wife, Kristy.