TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Peco Foods has named Shannon Hendry to the role of plant manager for its Canton, Mississippi, facility. Hendry will be responsible for the plant’s daily operations and will oversee all operations including the safe and efficient management of processing and storage.

 “We are confident that Shannon’s decades of agricultural and food industry managerial experience will make him an excellent fit as our newest plant manager,” said President and CEO Mark Hickman. “His commitment to excellence aligns with our company mission of maintaining respectful, ethical and transparent business relationships with all stakeholders with the highest regard for fiscal and social responsibility.”

Hendry brings more than 20 years of manufacturing experience to the new role including time working for Pilgrims, Tyson Foods and McCarty Foods Inc.

During his tenure at Pilgrims, Hendry successfully led a $9 million plant expansion program that increased production and instituted standards resulting in a production efficiency increase of 20 percent. While working at Tyson Foods, he successfully led a $26 million expansion program and implemented methods that increased productivity and improved safety.

Hendry holds a bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in engineering from Mississippi State Univ.