TROUTMAN, NC. – Case Farms announced the promotion of three longtime executives to new leadership positions, effective immediately. Michael Popowycz was named the company’s chief executive officer and Joseph D. Long has assumed the role of chief financial officer. Additionally, Samuel Caudle was appointed vice president and general manager of Case Farms’ Ohio division.

Popowycz succeeds Kevin Phillips as CEO and will continue in his role as vice chairman. He has worked as CFO since 2012 and has served on the board since being elected 2005. He joined the company in 1987 and has worked in numerous executive positions, including corporate controller and corporate treasurer in addition to serving on the National Chicken Council’s board of directors since 2012. Case Farms’

“Mike has worked with me since I started the company in 1987 and has been an integral part of our growth and success over the past 35 years,” said Thomas R. Shelton, Case Farms founder and chairman of the board. “We are excited for him to lead the company in this new position.”

Long has worked at Case since 2003 and most recently served as vice president of finance. Previously, he worked in treasury analyst, senior treasury analyst, and treasury manager roles.

Caudle most recently worked as vice president and general manager of Case Farms’ Winesburg, Ohio poultry operation. Since joining the company in 1990, he has worked as a complex controller and plant manager.

Popowycz said Long has been an instrumental part of Case Farms’ financial department and Long has played a big role in expanding operations in Ohio.

“We thank them both for their leadership and we’re looking forward to seeing them continue to grow in their new roles,” he said.