Martin Foods
Jeffrey Tapick (left) will take over the role of president and CEO from his father Michael.
HOUSTON, Texas – Martin Preferred Foods has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Tapick as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds his father, Michael Tapick, as the third generation to run the 74-year-old company. Michael Tapick will continue to serve as chairman and leader of the company’s Advisory Board.

“Jeff’s vision and leadership will move our company forward and continue building upon our great legacy of success in serving our customers,” Michael Tapick said. “For the past three years as our company’s president and chief operating officer, Jeff has played a critical leadership role in all areas of the company. He has shown himself to be a strong leader with a solid understanding of our operations, our customers, and our 375 valued employees.”

Jeffrey Tapick has led the company as its president and chief operating officer since 2014. 

“It’s an honor to accept this role and continue to build upon the incredible legacy and foundation of this company that my father, my grandfather, and my great uncle worked so hard to create,” Jeffrey Tapick said. “I look forward to working together with our great team as we uphold the many strengths that MPF offers to our customers and to our family of employees, while continuing to find new ways to add value and provide an exceptional experience for our customers. Above all, we will continue to embrace the core values, mission, and vision that have guided us throughout our company’s 74-year history.”

Jeffrey Tapick first joined MPF in 2011 as its general counsel. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a law degree from Columbia Univ. School of Law. Prior to joining MPF, he served as a trial litigator with the US Dept. of Justice in Washington, D.C., and was an attorney in private practice in New York City. In 2014, he earned an MBA in Family Business from the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State Univ.