Day brings 34 years of experience to the job, including more than 20 years in senior leadership positions. He joined Perdue AgriBusiness in 2008 as senior vice president overseeing business development and strategic planning. He was also president and general manager of Perdue's Foodservice Division.
Day has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Western Maryland College, a master's degree in poultry nutrition from the Univ. of Maryland, College Park, and an advance management program degree from Harvard Business School.
McKay has worked in the meat and poultry industries for more than 28 years with 16 years spent in senior and executive level positions. He joined the company in 2011 with Perdue's acquisition of Coleman Natural Foods where he was CEO. McKay has worked in leadership positions at Foster Farms, ConAgra and the PepsiCo Restaurant Group. He is a graduate of Harvard Univ.
“As our growing foods business has become more complex with continued strategic growth across multiple brands and channels, expanded distribution and new products, these two proven leaders will ensure we do all of this as efficiently as possible” said Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms, the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. “These two new positions reaffirm our commitment to each of our brands and their customers and consumers, and to continued innovation in new products and ongoing market leadership.”