Adolphus Baker to lead Cal-Maine Foods

by Keith Nunes
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JACKSON, MISS. — Adolphus (Dolph) Baker has been elected president and chief executive officer of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., an egg producer. Mr. Baker succeeds Fred Adams Jr., who will remain chairman of the board of directors.

“This announcement reflects both the board’s and my conviction that the time is right for this transition and reaffirms our belief that Dolph Baker is the right individual to continue the company’s track record of growth and commitment to excellence,” Mr. Adams said. “During his tenure with Cal-Maine, he has demonstrated the leadership and operational skills needed to strategically position the company for continued success. He has served the company well and has earned the full support and confidence of everyone associated with Cal-Maine.”

Mr. Baker joined the company in 1986 and was elected a director in 1991. In 1997 he was elected president and chief operating officer. He also has been vice-president and director of marketing for the company.

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