Wayne Farms has promoted Tom Bell, current vice president, sales for Prepared Foods, has been promoted to vice president, general manager, Prepared Foods Business Unit. Tom replaces John Flood, who has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 31, after leading the Prepared Foods organization for seven years.

Tom has led the Prepared Foods sales organization since he joined Wayne Farms three years ago. He has many years of experience in the food industry, particularly poultry, having held leadership positions at Pilgrim’s Pride and Pierce.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Tom’s caliber on board and look forward to Tom taking the reins of the Prepared Foods division”, shared Clint Rivers, CEO. “His extensive background in the food industry and his wide range of experience has played a key role in the division’s success. We are excited to work with him in his new role.”

Rivers continued, “We also appreciate John’s strong leadership in focusing our Prepared Foods business towards achieving strong sales and operational performance, which has led to many significant milestones and achievements. We wish John and his wife, all the best as they move forward into the next exciting chapter of their lives.”