TUSCALOOSA, ALA. – Poultry processor Peco Foods announced Kevin Phillips joined the company as the new corporate director of Sales and Marketing – Commodity. In this role, Phillips will oversee the company’s commodity business including volumes, mix and pricing and will assist in development and implementation of overall sales and marketing strategies.

Phillips will also serve as a Chick-fil-A Sales Team Leader to help Peco meet the business needs of this customer. Phillips succeeds Bobby Wilburn who is retiring.

“Peco has a strong reputation as a family-owned company, dedicated to delivering excellence and exceeding customer needs,” Phillips said. “I look forward to bringing my industry knowledge and experience to the team to continue helping Peco meet its goals.”

Scott Alexander will maintain his role as corporate director of Sales and Marketing – Value Added, the company said. Alexander and his team will continue to identify and secure new business and products through the distribution of retail, c-stores, QSR and other strategic accounts.

“We believe hiring the best and brightest in the industry helps Peco remain a competitive, desirable place to work, said Mark Hickman, president and chief executive officer of Peco Foods. “With his industry expertise, we look forward to learning from Kevin and welcoming him to the Peco family.”

Phillips brings more than two decades of experience in the poultry industry to his new role with Peco Foods. After earning his bachelor’s degree in poultry science from North Carolina State University, Phillips began his career with Golden Poultry. In 1999, he joined Case Farms as a sales manager, and in 2012 he was named president and chief operating officer.

“We are truly appreciative of all Bobby has done for Peco and want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to him in retirement,” said Steve Evans, chief commercialization officer. “We are also thrilled to welcome Kevin to the team and look forward to utilizing his extensive knowledge and industry experience to strategically meet the needs of our customers.”

Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Peco Foods supplies a broad range of products and services to national restaurant chains, regional foodservice distributors, retail grocers and international accounts. Peco employs more than 7,500 team members across Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.