KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Danny Dupree, vice president of operations at Bar-S Foods Co., has been recognized by MEAT+POULTRY as its Operations Executive of the Year. A 33-year veteran of Bar-S Foods Company, Dupree’s career with the firm began in the accounting department, assuming a variety of positions before focusing his attention on the operations side of the business.

Timothy Day, founder of Bar-S, said Dupree’s knowledge of finance has served him well in his current role.

“Danny has a background in accounting and quickly grasped the financial elements of a manufacturing operation. He was able to use this knowledge to isolate and address areas that were not in control or were excessively expensive,” Day said. “Bar-S is blessed to have Danny as our senior officer overseeing operations.”

MEAT+POULTRY is honored to recognize Danny Dupree as its 2015 Operations Executive of the Year. Watch below as Dupree reacts to receiving the award at the company’s plant in Clinton, Okla.