JACKSON, Miss. – Sherman Miller has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States. He was most recently vice president and chief operating officer of the company.

In his new role, Miller will add executive duties to his current responsibility of overseeing all Cal-Maine Foods’ production and processing facilities.

Miller has been with Cal-Maine Foods for more than 21 years, beginning his time with the company as a summer intern prior to his college graduation. Before assuming his current position, Miller was vice president of operations while working in the company’s office in Chase, Kansas. Prior to that, he was general manager of the Kansas location. Miller also held management positions at Cal-Maine Foods’ processing plants in Delta, Utah and Edwards, Mississippi.

“We are very pleased to name Sherman Miller to this important position with Cal-Maine Foods,” said Dolph Baker, chairman and CEO of Cal-Maine Foods. “He was our first summer intern, and he has dedicated his entire career to the company. Sherman has a deep understanding of our corporate culture and has extensive experience in managing our operations through a period of significant growth. Sherman is a respected leader of Cal-Maine Foods and has a very favorable reputation throughout our industry. We look forward to working together as we execute our growth strategy.”

Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in poultry science and is a member of the board of the US Poultry and Egg Association.