GREELEY, Colo. – Pilgrim's Pride Corp. announced Chaz Wilson as the new head of international sales and logistics team for Pilgrim’s USA.

In his new role, Wilson will lead the Pilgrim’s USA export strategy, managing the sale and distribution of Pilgrim’s products to a range of export destinations, including Mexico, Africa, East Asia, the Middle East and others.

Before taking this position, Wilson worked as chief operating officer for Grove Services Inc., an international frozen protein distributor and supplier. During his 27 years in the industry, Wilson has led international poultry sales and operation teams for companies including Seaboard, ConAgra and Pilgrim’s Pride.

“We are excited to welcome Chaz Wilson to the Pilgrim’s team,” said Jayson Penn, president of Pilgrim’s USA. “He is a well-recognized and respected operational and sales leader who enjoys a proven track record of driving bottom line international sales growth for leading US poultry exporters. As global demand for low-cost protein continues to expand and exports become an increasingly important part of our value creation portfolio, Chaz’s leadership and experience will prove invaluable to Pilgrim’s organic growth strategy.”

Wilson has served on the board of directors of the United States Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) since 1998 and served as its chairman from 2012-2013. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.