Chaz Wilson vice president of Grove Services, an international trading company with offices in Atlanta, has been elected chairman of the board of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) for 2012-13.
Wilson succeeds outgoing chairman Thierry Murad, global product manager-poultry at AJC International, a major food exporter headquartered in Atlanta. His election came during USAPEEC’s annual meeting.
As chairman, Wilson will head the eight-member USAPEEC Executive Committee, which sets policy and gives direction to USAPEEC, an organisation whose mission is to promote and increase exports of US chicken, turkey, duck and egg products worldwide.
USAPEEC members also elected Charles von der Heyde of Pilgrim’s Pride as first vice chairman of the board, and Herbie Hoover of Sanderson Farms as second vice chairman.
Joel Coleman, vice president and general manager of international sales at Butterball LLC was elected secretary-treasurer of the organisation. He replaces Jim Hoben, vice president-poultry at Interra International, an Atlanta trading company. Hoben is a former two-time chairman of USAPEEC.