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Perdue Farms' president of prepared foods leaves the Salisbury-based poultry giant

Perdue Foods President Steve Evans has resigned from the Salisbury-based poultry giant.
Perdue Foods President Steve Evans has resigned from the Salisbury-based poultry giant. (Joey Gardner / handout)

The head of Perdue Farms’ prepared foods division is leaving the Salisbury-based poultry company, a spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.

Steve Evans, president of Prepared Foods at Perdue, is resigning to pursue other opportunities, said the spokeswoman, Andrea Staub.

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The Salisbury-based poultry giant did not announce Evans’ resignation.

Jim Perdue has stepped aside as CEO of Perdue Farms, promoting Randy Day to become the second non-family member to lead the company.

Perdue CEO Randy Day will take on the additional responsibility for the prepared foods business in the interim, Staub said.

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Evans rejoined Perdue in May 2016 after serving as CEO of Allen Harim Foods, a Seaford, Del.-based unit of South Korea’s Harim Corp., since 2013. Before that, he had worked for Perdue since 1985, where he had become senior vice president of sales and supply chain.

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