GARNER, N.C. — Jay Jandrain has been named president and chief executive officer of Butterball, L.L.C. He succeeds Kerry Doughty, who is stepping down for health reasons.

Mr. Jandrain most recently was chief operating officer, overseeing plant operations, corporate purchasing, transportation and warehousing, demand and supply planning, corporate engineering and R.&D. He joined Butterball in May 2002 as the director of product R.&D. and has since held roles including vice-president of deli sales, vice-president of product R.&D., vice-president of integrated business strategy and executive vice-president of sales. Prior to Butterball, Mr. Jandrain held multiple sales, marketing and R.&D. management positions with companies such as Cargill and Plantation Foods.

Mr. Doughty steps away from Butterball after four years as president and c.e.o. and more than 40 years in the industry. He joined the company in 2007 after a lengthy career in food service sales and branding. He was named president and c.e.o. in 2014.

Butterball L.L.C. is a joint venture of Seaboard Corp. and Maxwell Farms L.L.C.