WEST LIBERTY, IOWA – West Liberty Foods LLC announced on March 9 the promotion of Brandon Achen to chief operations officer for the company.

Achen will oversee all operational activities at West Liberty Foods where he will directly support operations, supply chain, human resources, health and safety and procurement teams.

“Brandon demonstrates outstanding leadership with many diverse teams and continues to build strong partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to further position West Liberty Foods as a formidable leader,” said Tara Lindsay, chief talent and culture officer. “He models the tenets of servant leadership and inspires teams to deliver results through empowerment and embracing a collaborative approach to resolving issues.”

Achen has worked for the sliced meat processor since 2008 in a variety of areas including supply chain, procurement, information technology, human resources, environmental, health and safety, project management and operations.