Peco Foods has promoted Curtis Stell to corporate director of technical services. The 10-year Peco veteran will be responsible for quality assurance, governmental affairs, and research and development for the company.

“From the day he came on board, Curtis has been an energetic, hands-on manager with a highly collaborative leadership style,” said Peco Foods President and CEO Mark Hickman. “He has tremendous technical expertise and a proven commitment to not only our company, but the needs of our valued customers.”

Reporting directly to Hickman, Stell’s expanded responsibilities directly align with the company’s long-term, strategic plan emphasizing on quality assurance and transparency. A graduate of Troy University, Stell joined Peco Foods in 2008 and has assumed positions of increasing responsibility over the last decade.

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“I am honored to take on these additional responsibilities and appreciate the confidence Mark Hickman and the management team have in me,” Stell said. “As our diversified customer base grows and becomes more fully balanced, we are increasingly supplying poultry products directly to national restaurant chain accounts and retail grocers. Peco is continually adapting to anticipate the needs of top-tier customers, and I look forward to meeting those goals and objectives. This is a great time to be a part of Peco Foods.”

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. Headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Peco has more than 6,000 team members across Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.