BETHLEHEM, Ga. – Harrison Poultry announced James I. Vincent has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Vincent most recently was the controller for Wayne Farms LLC.
Vincent joins the company at a time of significant growth. Harrison Poultry broke ground on a chicken feed manufacturing plant and hatchery in Crawfordville in December 2018. When complete, the facility will enable Harrison to operate up to 165 new broiler houses and produce up to 18,000 tons of feed weekly.
“I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join Harrison Poultry,” Vincent said. “The company is bringing significant economic development to an area of Georgia primed for new opportunities. The Harrison Poultry team is on an incredible growth trajectory, and I’m excited to be part of it.”
Vincent brings more than 30 years of financial management experience to his new position at Harrison. At Wayne Farms, he was responsible for the company’s accounting and financial reporting, compliance, payroll, treasury, credit and collections. He also maintained the company’s internal controls and played a critical role in the company’s capital transactions.
Before joining Wayne Farms, Vincent spent 10 years at ChoicePoint Inc. in positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president and CFO of the company’s Government Services Segment and of its Public Records Group. Prior to joining ChoicePoint, Vincent worked for Equifax Inc. for five years, and before that spent five years with Arthur Andersen LLP.
Vincent holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Univ. of Georgia and Master of Business Administration in finance from Kennesaw State Univ. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner.
Harrison Poultry CEO David Bleth said, “I’m delighted to welcome Jamie to Harrison Poultry. He’ll make an immediate impact as we continue our feed mill and hatchery construction project and embark on a new phase of growth.
“I’m particularly impressed with Jamie’s proven experience leading a financial function in a complex poultry industry company while maintaining an unrelenting focus on serving his company’s customers,” Bleth added.