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Poulson to Retire as Executive VP of Smithfield

by 5m Editor
18 August 2010, at 12:57am

US - Smithfield Foods, Inc. has announced that Richard J.M. Poulson, executive vice president, will retire from Smithfield, effective 1 September 2010.

C. Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer, commented: "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.

"He has been instrumental in many of Smithfield's major acquisitions, including leading our acquisitions in Poland, Romania and Western Europe, as well as serving as an important advisor to our Board of Directors.

"We truly appreciate Dick's dedication, enthusiasm, and business insights and wish him all the success for the future."