At the recent board meeting of Cal-Maine Foods Inc., Aldolphus “Dolph” B. Baker was elected president and CEO, succeeding Fred Adams Jr., who will continue in his current position as chairman of the board of directors.

“This announcement confirms both the board and my conviction that the time is right for this transition and reaffirms our belief that Dolph Baker is the right individual to continue the company track record of growth and commitment to excellence,”said Adams.

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In response, Baker stated, “Fred Adams has been the driving force for the development of our company for 50 years,” adding, “Our growth and success over the years speak directly to his vision and leadership capabilities – succeeding him is a great honor.”