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Mr. William W. Lovette


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Pilgrims Pride Corporation
Georgia

Biography

 Mr. William W. Lovette, also known as Bill, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation since January 3, 2011. Mr. Lovette served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Case Foods, Inc. from october 2008 to December 2010. He has more than 29 years of industry leadership experience. He spent 25 years with Tyson Foods in various roles in senior management, including President of its International Business Unit. He served as Senior Group Vice President of Poultry and Prepared Foods of Tyson Foods Inc. from August 2005 to October 10, 2007. Mr. Lovette served as Group Vice President of Food Service for Tyson Foods Inc. since 2001. He served as Vice President, Operations of Tyson Foods Inc. since 1995 and served as its Vice President, Distribution since 1992. He served as President of Foodservice Group Tyson Foods Inc. since April 29, 2000 and its President of International since 1999. Mr. Lovette has been a Director of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation since February 21, 2011. Mr. Lovette served as a Director of Tyson de Mexico, Cobb-Vantress, Inc. and EFS Network, Inc. He holds a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University. He also graduated in Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.

Research Interest

 food processing and technology

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