SALISBURY, MD. — Kevin McAdams has been named president of Perdue Foods and chief operating officer of Perdue Farms.

Mr. McAdams previously worked at Jack Links protein snacks where he was president of North America. Earlier stops in his career included president of Schwan’s Consumer Brands and Pabst Brewing Co.

Other previous positions were operating roles with Mizkan, Red Bull North America, The Coca-Cola Co. and Frito-Lay.

“We’re thrilled to have Kevin join Perdue Farms,” said Randy Day, chief executive officer of Perdue Farms. “He brings more than 25 years of experience as a successful and trusted leader in the food and beverage industry with a proven track record of achieving sustainable growth and driving operational excellence. The complexity of today’s food and agriculture industry and our business requires a certain level of commercial and consumer expertise and a depth of knowledge in supply chain management that Kevin brings to our team. This is critical as we navigate in a more challenging climate to improve our competitive performance while upholding our core values.”

Mr. McAdams received a bachelor’s degree in political science at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.