GREELEY, COLO. — Wesley Batista Filho has been promoted to chief executive officer of JBS USA, effective May 1. He will succeed Tim Schellpeper, who is set to retire.

Mr. Batista Filho has been with JBS since 2011 and has held several executive positions, including president of JBS Canada, president of the JBS USA Fed Beef Division, CEO of Seara and CEO of JBS Brazil.

Most recently, he has been global president of operations at JBS SA since July 2022.

Mr. Schellpeper has been with JBS since 2017. He started as the president of JBS USA’s fed-beef business operations before moving into his current position.

“I want to thank JBS USA for the opportunity to contribute to the organization over the past six years,” Mr. Schellpeper said. “With this reorganization, I am taking the opportunity to return to retirement and spend more time with my family. I consider my experience at JBS USA the capstone to my career. It has been a pleasure to work alongside the men and women at JBS USA. Any success I had during my tenure is due to them.”