Butterball, LLC Executive Elected as Chairman for the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council

Top Quote Joel Coleman to Head the USAPEEC. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) July 15, 2010 - Joel Coleman, vice president and general manager of international sales for Butterball, LLC, has been appointed chairman of the board for the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC). His election was announced during the USAPEEC's 25th Annual Meeting, which took place last month in Austin, Tex.

    As chairman, Coleman will head the eight-member USAPEEC Executive Committee, which sets policy and gives direction to USAPEEC, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and increasing exports of U.S. chicken, turkey, duck and egg products worldwide.

    "As a member of the Butterball team, I am proud to be a part of a committee that is leading the charge in exporting the high quality poultry and egg products produced in the United States," said Coleman.

    Coleman was promoted to vice president and general manager of international sales for Butterball three years ago. Prior to joining the Butterball brand, Coleman held the position of export sales director for Carolina Turkeys, where he developed sales in more than 50 countries and was recognized as the Sales Manager of the Year in 2002.

    About Butterball, LLC:
    Butterball, LLC is the largest producer of turkey products in the United States. Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball produces more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year, and the company supplies its products to more than 15 countries. Perhaps best known for its succulent whole bird products, the company also has a broad array of offerings for deli, retail and foodservice.

    As the industry leader in quality and food safety, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of birds and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards in its seven plants located in North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas and Missouri. In addition, Butterball has surpassed important workplace safety and health benchmarks set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program.

    The company's three-pronged approach to Doing Business Right focuses on self-governance, sustainability and social responsibility. The initiative plays a key role in providing internal oversight for integrating values that are important to the company, in particular its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint.

    For more information about Butterball, visit www.butterball.com. You can also call
    1-800 BUTTERBALL for answers to your most puzzling questions about turkey preparation.

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