Heath Loyd joins the company from Wayne Farms.
DECATUR, Ala. – Gemstone Foods LLC announced the appointment of Heath Loyd as president and COO.

Loyd joins Gemstone after 20 years of working in the poultry industry. He started at Cagle’s Inc. after earning a bachelor of science degree in poultry science at Auburn Univ. He also served as vice president of Prepared Foods at Pilgrim’s and most recently worked at Wayne Farms.

"I am extremely pleased to join a company with so much opportunity for growth," Loyd said. "Gemstone's established leaders are prepared to further expand the business by offering innovative, cost effective products and solutions while ensuring quality and service for all of our customers."

Gemstone Foods, based in Decatur, Alabama, is a protein processor with multiple plant operations specializing in custom portioning and packaging for fast-food chains and other suppliers.