FORT WORTH, TEXAS — On Aug. 16, Ben Rosenthal, co-president and chief executive officer of Standard Meat Co., announced the promotion of Tom Allen to chief operating officer.

Allen is an eight-year veteran of the family owned, Dallas-Fort Worth-based meat processing and packaging company.

“Tom has done an incredible job with our Saginaw facility,” Rosenthal said. “Beginning in 2014, he served as the vice president and general manager of the facility, during which sales have almost quadrupled. His experience led us to tremendous growth in Saginaw. Now, his insight and vision will focus on our entire operation and not a single facility.”

Before joining Standard Meat, Allen worked for Cargill, leading a couple beef processing facilities, where he oversaw the harvesting of as many as 6,000-head of cattle per day. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in business from Oklahoma State University.

“Tom had extraordinary experience in the meat industry before joining us at Standard Meat Company,” said Ashli Rosenthal Blumenfeld, Standard Meat co-president. “He has worked in many of the most important meat-producing locations across North America. His stellar performance in Saginaw is only a preview of what he will do as chief operating officer.”

As COO, Allen will lead the development of Standard Meat’s five-year strategic growth plan, while overseeing all company operations.