Peco Foods, the eighth largest poultry producer in the United States, has named Clarence Lumpkin as the new plant manager of its poultry plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, succeeding Tim Daniel, who will be retiring from the company in March.

Daniel is retiring after 25 years with the company.  

Tim Daniel’s experience Peco Foods and industry

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Daniel joined Peco Foods in 1994. His career spans 42 years, beginning with Poultry Products Company (Sylvest). Prior to joining Peco Foods, Daniel held positions with ConAgra, Fitco and Southland Foods.

“On behalf of the Peco Foods family, we are grateful for Tim’s invaluable leadership and contributions at our Alabama and Mississippi locations,” said Peco Foods President and CEO Mark Hickman. “Tim has done a fantastic job of implementing our strategic vision and upholding Peco’s core values throughout his 25 years of service to our company.”

Lumpkin a proven leader with Peco Foods

Lumpkin, currently serves as plant manager for Peco’s Brooksville, Mississippi, location and will transition to the Tuscaloosa plant manager role in March.


A graduate of Alcorn State University, Lumpkin joined Peco Foods in 2000 as sanitation superintendent at the Sebastopol facility before transferring to the Tuscaloosa facility as the first processing superintendent on the nightshift. Lumpkin has served in various roles in the Tuscaloosa facility and plant manager for Peco’s Brooksville location. 

“Clarence Lumpkin’s nearly 20 years of experience with Peco Foods and his knowledge of the Tuscaloosa community will make him a true asset,” said Hickman. “We are confident in Clarence’s leadership and we are well-positioned for growth and success with him at the helm of our Tuscaloosa plant.”

One of the top poultry companies in the United States, 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.