Peco Foods, one of the nation’s largest poultry companies, has announced that Jay McMillan will expand his leadership role and transition into serving as the company’s first corporate director of further processing, aligning with Peco’s strategic growth plan.

In this newly created role, McMillan will be responsible for further processing operations including primary fresh raw operations producing further processing WIP (work in progress), and directing key customer accounts.

“Peco Foods is always identifying ways to provide quality products and service by leveraging the skillset of team members like Jay McMillan,” said Peco Foods President and CEO Mark Hickman. “Jay brings talent, experience and passion for Peco into this role and we look forward to leveraging his strengths as we continue to position Peco Foods to help our customers achieve future success.”


McMillan joined Peco Foods in December 2017 as director of special accounts and special projects where he was responsible for managing key customers and managing the renovations and expansions of Peco’s West Point, Mississippi. facility. Prior to joining Peco Foods, McMillan served as vice president of operations for Keystone Foods for a decade.

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 Foods has more than 6,000 employees in Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas.