GREELEY, COLO. — Chaz Wilson has been tapped to lead the international sales and logistics team for Pilgrim’s USA, a division of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.

In his new role, Mr. Wilson will oversee Pilgrim’s USA export strategy, managing the sale and distribution of Pilgrim’s products to a range of export destinations, including Mexico, Africa, East Asia and the Middle East.

Before joining Pilgrim’s, Mr. Wilson was chief operating officer of Grove Services Inc., an international frozen protein distributor and supplier. During his 27 years in the industry, he has led international poultry sales and operation teams for companies including Seaboard, Conagra Brands and Pilgrim’s Pride.

“We are excited to welcome Chaz Wilson to the Pilgrim’s team,” said Jayson Penn, president of Pilgrim’s USA. “He is a well-recognized and respected operational and sales leader who enjoys a proven track record of driving bottom-line international sales growth for leading U.S. poultry exporters. As global demand for low-cost protein continues to expand and exports become an increasingly important part of our value creation portfolio, Chaz’s leadership and experience will prove invaluable to Pilgrim’s organic growth strategy.”

Mr. Wilson has served on the board of directors of the United States Poultry and Egg Export Council since 1998 and was its chairman from 2012-2013.