Nov. 7, 2017 – Greeley, Colo. – JBS USA has selected Tim Schellpeper, a respected food executive with more than 30 years of industry experience, to lead its feedlot-fattened beef cattle (“fed beef”) business unit. Schellpeper will oversee the company’s fed beef processing operations, including facilities in Cactus, Texas, Grand Island, Neb., Greeley, Colo., and Hyrum, Utah.
Schellpeper previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Maschhoff Family Foods, the largest family-owned hog producer in North America. During Schellpeper’s time as CEO, Maschhoff Family Foods owned GNP Company, a leading provider of premium branded chicken products in the upper Midwest. GNP Company is now owned by Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation.
Throughout his career, Schellpeper has held leadership positions in some of the most prominent agricultural businesses, focusing on operational excellence, logistics, sales, marketing and financial performance. He spent more than 25 years at Farmland Foods and Smithfield Foods, rising to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer at Smithfield-Farmland, a leading processor and marketer of fresh pork and packaged meats in the United States. Schellpeper started his career at IBP in 1987.
“We are pleased to add Tim to our strong, proven leadership team of seasoned professionals,” said Andre Nogueira, JBS USA chief executive officer. “Over the past decade, JBS USA has evolved into the leading producer of high quality meats in North America by empowering our teams to lead their respective businesses with ownership and passion. Tim’s vast experience in building strong teams while driving operational excellence, increased profitability, and customer satisfaction make him an excellent cultural fit for JBS USA. We are confident our beef business will reach new heights under his leadership.”
In his new role, Schellpeper will lead JBS USA’s flagship fed beef business unit, which employs nearly 11,000 people and has the capacity to process more than 18,000 head of cattle per day. Leveraging his considerable experience, Schellpeper will guide the business unit’s efforts to enhance operational efficiencies and service the company’s domestic and international retail and foodservice customer base with industry-leading, high quality, fresh beef brands, including Swift ®, 1855 ®, Aspen Ridge ®, and 5 Star Reserve®.
A native of northeast Nebraska, where he grew up on his family’s homestead, Schellpeper holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agri-business from the University of Nebraska and a Masters of Business Administration from Northwest Missouri State University.
About JBS USA Beef
The JBS USA beef business unit includes nineteen beef processing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Australia, employs more than 35,000 people and generates more than $20 billion per year. The U.S. portion of the business is composed of two separate business units: fed beef and regional beef. The fed beef business includes four beef processing facilities centrally located in the U.S. and processes high quality, feedlot fattened conventional and natural cattle. The regional beef business includes five beef processing facilities located near larger U.S. population centers, allowing for more efficient distribution of products to key customers. The regional beef business processes fed holstein, conventional, natural and grass-finished cattle.
About JBS USA
JBS® USA is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb in the U.S., a leading processor of beef in Canada and a majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the largest poultry company in North America, with operations in the U.S., Mexico, the U.K. and Europe. JBS USA also enjoys a strategic relationship with JBS Australia, the leading processor of beef, lamb and smallgoods in Australia.
Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., JBS® USA processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added beef, pork, lamb and poultry products for sale to customers in more than 105 countries on six continents. The company employs more than 100,000 team members and operates more than 120 facilities in the United States, Australia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the U.K. and Europe.
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