Paul Sauder, owner of Penn Dutch Eggs, was elected chairman of the board of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) for 2022-23 during the 2022 USAPEEC Annual Meeting in Vail, Colo. 

Sauder served as first vice chairman for the last two years. He will head the board, which sets policy and provides direction to USAPEEC, an organization whose mission is to promote and increase exports of U.S. chicken, turkey, duck and egg products worldwide. He succeeds Chaz Wilson, who had the role the last two years.

Said Sauder: “It will be a real privilege to serve as chairman of USAPEEC. I truly am honored. U.S. poultry and egg exports continue to grow, thanks in large part to the efforts of this tremendous organization, and we look for more great things to come in the year ahead.”

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In other action, John Patchoski of Koch Foods was elected to serve as first vice chairman for the 2022-2023 term, and Thomas Isaf of Interra International was elected second vice chairman.

Also elected to the USAPEEC executive committee for 2022-2023 were: Ryan Downes of Farbest as Secretary-Treasurer; Martin Piffaretti of FoodLink Group, Jianlin Si of Tyson Foods, and Oleg Kovalev of Mountaire as Members-at-Large; Haden Slain of Poseidon Forwarding as Associate Member-at-Large; and Dennis Hupe of the Kansas Soybean Association as  Commodity Member-at-Large. Thierry Murad of AJC International will serve as Chairman of USAPEEC’s Market Advisory Panel and will have a seat on the executive committee. Wilson, of Pilgrim’s, will have a seat on the executive committee as Immediate Past Chair.