ATLANTA – James Adams of Wenger Feeds in Rheems, Pa., was elected chairman of the board of directors of US Poultry & Egg Association, during the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo. He previously served as vice chairman of the association. He succeeds Mark Waller, Ingram Farms, Cullman, Ala.
Adams has a BS in poultry technology and management and a master’s in Business Administration, both from Penn State Univ. He joined Wenger Feeds in 1980 and has worked in a variety of positions in egg production, feed manufacturing, transportation, purchasing, and sales and marketing. Adams is currently president and CEO of Wenger Feeds. He has served on the USPOULTRY board of directors since 2002.
Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Wayne Farms, Oakwood, Ga., is the new vice chairman. Maddox received his BS in engineering from the Univ. of Georgia. Maddox joined Wayne Farms in 1974 and has worked in a number of management positions within the company. His other affiliations include the National Chicken Council and the Georgia Improvement Association, where he served as chairman. He was also president of the Georgia Poultry Federation and the Georgia Poultry Processors Federation.
Sherman Miller, COO of Cal-Maine Foods, Jackson, Miss., was elected treasurer. Miller has a BS in poultry science from Mississippi State Univ. He joined Cal-Maine Foods in 1997 and worked in a variety of positions before becoming COO.
Paul Hill, chairman of West Liberty Foods, West Liberty, Iowa, was named secretary. Hill received his BA in economics from St. Olaf College. He was instrumental in founding of West Liberty Foods in 1996. He is president of Circle Hill Farms in addition to his post at West Liberty Foods. He also previously served as a past chairman of the National Turkey Federation.