Harrison Poultry Appoints Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

James I. Vincent joins Harrison Poultry as it expands with feed mill
construction project in Taliaferro County


BETHLEHEM, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harrison Poultry today announced James I. Vincent has joined the family
owned, fully integrated poultry processing company as Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Vincent brings an extensive
background in finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax,
strategic planning and risk management and a deep appreciation for
Harrison Poultry and its strategy for the future.

Before joining Harrison Poultry, Vincent was the Controller for Wayne
Farms LLC. In his new role, Vincent will lead Harrison Poultry’s
financial operations and will report to CEO David Bleth.

“I’m delighted to welcome Jamie to Harrison Poultry. He’ll make an
immediate impact as we continue our feed mill and hatchery construction
project and embark on a new phase of growth,” said Bleth. “I’m
particularly impressed with Jamie’s proven experience leading a
financial function in a complex poultry industry company while
maintaining an unrelenting focus on serving his company’s customers.”

Harrison Poultry in December 2018 broke ground on a state-of-the-art
chicken feed manufacturing facility and hatchery in Crawfordville to
support rising demand for poultry. In addition to current operations,
the completed facility will enable the company to support up to 165 new
broiler houses and produce up to 18,000 tons of feed weekly. The Center
for Rural Prosperity and Innovation at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural
College projects the new facility will add more than 230 jobs to the
Taliaferro County region.

“I can’t imagine a more exciting time to join Harrison Poultry,” said
Vincent. “The company is bringing significant economic development to an
area of Georgia primed for new opportunities. The Harrison Poultry team
is on an incredible growth trajectory, and I’m excited to be part of it.”

Vincent has more than 30 years of financial management experience. At
Wayne Farms, he was responsible for the company’s accounting and finance
reporting including financial compliance, payroll, treasury, credit and
collections as well as maintaining the company’s internal controls and
playing a critical role in the company’s capital transactions.

Before joining Wayne Farms, Vincent spent ten years at ChoicePoint, Inc.
in positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as VP and
CFO of the company’s Government Services Segment and of its Public
Records Group. Before joining ChoicePoint, Vincent was with Equifax,
Inc. for five years, and before that spent five years with Arther
Andersen LLP. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the
University of Georgia and master’s of business administration in finance
from Kennesaw State University. Vincent is a Certified Public
Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Fraud
Examiner.

About Harrison Poultry

Harrison Poultry, Inc. is a family owned integrator and processor of
broilers. In 1958, the late R. Harold Harrison, one of the nation’s
original leaders in the poultry industry, founded the company in
Bethlehem, Georgia. Since its founding, Harrison Poultry has led the way
for the development of today’s sophisticated processing structure that
provides, safe, affordable, nutritious, convenient and tasty poultry
products. For more information, visit www.harrisonpoultry.com.

Contacts

Tracey Slauer [email protected]

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