SEAFORD, Del. – Officials at Allen Harim, a leading chicken producer and processor on Delmarva, announced four senior level promotions within the company.

“Our senior management team is developing into one of the best, most experienced group of professionals in the industry,” CEO Steve Evans said. “Their depth of knowledge has helped make this company even stronger as we continue to grow in this region and beyond.”

Sylvia Nicholson was promoted to senior director of human resources and corporate communications. She joined the company in October 2014. Since joining the company, she has overseen human resources strategy development, as well as employment services, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and professional training and development.

Everett Brown was promoted to senior director of operations responsible for both the Harbeson, Del., and Cordova, Md., facilities. Brown joined the company in March 2014 as senior manager at Harbeson. Prior to joining Allen Harim, Brown spent 30 years working in the poultry industry and served as director of operations at Mountaire Farms in Selbyville, Del.

Scott Yackel was promoted to plant manager at the Cordova facility, having previously served as assistant plant manager at the Harbeson plant. He has been with the company since 1993 and has served in a variety of roles for Allen Harim.

Jim Quinton will now serve as senior manager of transportation and environmental services. He previously served as senior manager of Cordova operations and transportation. In his new role, he has responsibility for the company’s transportation, from logistics to planning and coordinating all delivery and hauling activities. He also will oversee meeting all environmental compliance. He has more than 25 years of experience in the poultry industry, having joined Allen Harim in 1993.

Based in Seaford, Del., Allen Harim operates chicken processing facilities in Harbeson, Del., and Cordova, Md.; breeding operations in Liberty, NC; a hatchery in Dagsboro, Del., and a hatchery and feed mill in Seaford, as well. The company employs more than 1,600 people in the US, as well as more than 200 independent growers and 25 company farms across Delmarva.