JACKSON, Miss. – Todd Walters has been named Cal-Maine Foods Inc.’s vice president of operations, effective July 11. He is responsible for all of Cal-Maine Foods’ production and processing facilities located in Texas.

Walters assumes this position from David Jenkins, who is currently vice president of operations over the Texas facilities and is retiring at the end of the year. Walters will report to Sherman Miller, chief operating officer of Cal-Maine Foods, and will re-locate to Texas.

Walters has been employed with Cal-Maine Foods since 1997. Most recently he served as the general manager for Cal-Maine Foods’ facilities in Rossburg and Union City, Ohio. Previously Walters served as the general manager of the company’s Albuquerque, New Mexico, operation and has been in management positions at the Company’s Chase, Kansas, and Edwards, Mississippi, operations.

A native of Clinton, Miss., Walters graduated from Mississippi State University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a major in poultry science. He currently serves as a board member of the Ohio Poultry Association.

“We are pleased to promote Todd Walters to this position after 14 years of dedicated service to Cal-Maine Foods,” said Dolph Baker, president and CEO. “With his extensive field experience in different locations across the country, he is uniquely qualified to take on this important role. He has a deep understanding of all aspects of our operations and we look forward to working with him as we continue to grow our business in the Texas and surrounding markets.”

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is engaged in producing, grading, packing and selling fresh shell eggs, including conventional, cage-free, organic and nutritionally-enhanced eggs. Based in Jackson, Miss., it is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the US and sells most of its shell eggs in approximately 29 states across the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the US.