Jerry Moye, president of Cobb-Vantress Inc., has been named the “2011 Industry Leader of the Year” by The Poultry Federation.  

The award, formerly titled “Man of the Year,” has been awarded since 1955 and recognizes the achievements of poultry and egg executives and their contribution to the industry. Moye has been in the poultry industry for over 30 years, and while with Cobb progressed from director of technical services to general manager, vice president, senior vice president and then president. 

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Moye recently completed a three-year term on The Poultry Federation’s board of directors and is currently serving another three-year term. He served as the chairman of the board of directors from 2008 to 2010.