Peco Foods, one of the nation’s largest poultry companies, announces Jay McMillan as director of special accounts and projects. Responsible for effectively managing key customers and driving company initiatives, McMillan is an industry veteran, whose global business background and 30 years of experience strongly aligns with Peco’s company goals and mission.

“Jay is a respected leader with the proven ability to deliver high quality products and consistently meet – or surpass – customer needs,” said President and CEO Mark Hickman. “As we target key major accounts and continue our growth strategy, his knowledge of successful tactics and best practices will be a tremendous asset.”

In addition to his responsibilities with special accounts, McMillan will oversee renovations and expansions of the AmeriCold cold storage warehouse facility Peco recently acquired in West Point, Mississippi, with rail service access on the Kansas City Southern Line. Peco plans to expand the facility and add new par fry lines to serve their growing number of national restaurant accounts.

Prior to joining Peco Foods, McMillan served as vice president of operations for Keystone Foods for a decade. He was responsible for the daily activities of five processing facilities known for a cost-effective business plan and high-quality production standards.


Previous industry experience includes championing the Six Sigma project promoting increased productivity and profitability at Pilgrim’s Pride; leading initiatives in both quality and cost savings for Keystone Foods Plant; serving as superintendent for Wayne Farms; and beginning his career as a sales manager for Indian River International.

“Jay brings valuable talents and insights to his new position at Peco Foods,” said Hickman. “In this everchanging, customer-driven environment, he has built an outstanding reputation over the last 30 years which will serve him well in his new role.”

One of the top poultry companies in the U.S., Peco supplies a broad range of products and services to national restaurant chains, regional food service distributors, retail grocers and international accounts.