TORONTO – Doug Oakey was promoted to vice president, Retail Sales North America, at Belmont Meats, a processor of proteins for the foodservice and retail industries. Oakey previously was a senior sales director.

“Doug has proven himself to be a relationship builder who believes in working closely with clients to achieve mutually beneficial success,” Paul Roach, CEO, said in a statement. “We’re excited to have him take on even greater responsibility as we continue to deliver the highest quality meats to a growing base of customers.”

Oakey has more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive in the protein business. He joined Belmont Meats in 2012 as senior director of business development, and currently leads the company’s North American retail division.

Belmont Meats is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business. Read more about the company in the August issue of MEAT+POULTRY.