Peco Foods, the eighth largest poultry producer in the United States, has announced Amanda Adkins as plant manager of Peco’s Brooksville, Mississippi, processing plant.
Responsible for the plant’s daily management, Adkins will oversee all operations including the safe and efficient management of processing and storage.
“Amanda has been part of our Peco team for nearly 10 years and we are thrilled to have her lead our Brooksville location as plant manager,” said President and CEO Mark Hickman. “At Peco, our people are at the core of our success and we know that Amanda’s leadership and industry experience will be an asset as we continue our mission to be a producer of high-quality products.”
With nearly 15 years of industry and management experience, Adkins most recently served as the quality assurance manager for the company’s Pocahontas, Ark., facilities. Adkins joined Peco Foods in 2011 as a processing production superintendent at the Tuscaloosa processing plant and then was promoted to night shift manager at the Sebastopol, Miss., plant.
Prior to Peco, Adkins gained experience through various management roles at Foster Farms and Pilgrim’s Pride in Louisiana. She graduated from Judson College and received her teaching certification from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
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.
In 2018, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, the company processed 35.92 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken on a weekly basis.