Smithfield Foods Inc. has named Michael Brown president and chief operating officer of Farmland Foods Inc., effective Oct. 4, 2010. Farmland is a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Brown previously served as president of Armour-Eckrich LLC since 2008 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the food industry. He will
Smithfield Foods Inc.’s executive vice president Richard Poulson is retiring from Smithfield effective Sept. 1, 2010. “Dick has been an extremely valuable member of the senior management team and has been helpful in our growth from a domestic provider of excellent pork products into one of the world’s most respected and recognized meat protein suppliers.