Mountaire Farms has hired Adriene Abbott and promoted Trent Reynolds and David Kirby to leadership positions within the company.

Adriene Abbott  named director of quality assurance

Adriene Abbott has recently accepted the position of director of quality assurance at Mountaire Farms. In her new role, she will be responsible for quality assurance in all processing operations. She will report to Mark Chranowsky, vice president of processing operations.

Abbott has more than 24 years of experience in quality assurance, including working with Pilgrim’s, Foster Farms, Yum! Brands and Baskin Robbins USA.

She attended California Polytechnic State University where she obtained her bachelors of science degree in microbiology. She also attended University of California, Davis, where she obtained animal science and statistic certificates.

David Kirby promoted to senior director of processing operations


David Kirby has been promoted to senior director processing operations, North Carolina, also reporting to Mark Chranowski. In his new role, David will be responsible for all processing operations in Lumber Bridge and all processing operations in Mountaire’s new acquisition in Siler City, North Carolina.

Mountaire continues to experience tremendous growth which requires continuous organizational updates to maintain operational excellence.

Kirby is a 30-year veteran of the poultry industry in progressive positions of responsibility. Prior to being promoted, he has been successful leading his team to steady performance improvements and Operational Excellence. Kirby earned a bachelors of science in agricultural economics from Virginia Tech University.

Trent Reynolds is director of processing operations at Lumber Bridge facility

Nolan ‘Trent’ Reynolds was promoted to director of processing operations in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina. He will report to Kirby.

Prior to being promoted, Reynolds was with Mountaire for five years as the plant manager for the Lumber Bridge processing plant. Additionally, Reynolds has been in the poultry industry for over 19 years and has held several positions of increasing responsibility including general production manager, shift manager, assistant plant manager and plant manager.