GARNER, N.C. — Jay Jandrain has been named chief operating officer of Butterball, where he will be responsible for overseeing live operations, plant operations, supply chain, purchasing, engineering and research and development. Mr. Jandrain succeeds Joe Nalley, who is retiring after leading the company’s operations for 10 years. Al Jansen will succeed Mr. Jandrain as executive vice-president of sales.
Mr. Jandrain joined Butterball in April 2002 as the director of research and development. In his previous role as executive vice-president of sales, he was responsible for food service, retail and export channels as well as product research and development, customer service and integrated business strategy.
Mr. Jandrain has a bachelor’s degree in food science from Cornell University.
As the new executive vice-president of sales, Mr. Jansen will assume responsibility for all sales channels and customer service. During his tenure at Butterball, Mr. Jansen has served as vice-president of integrated business strategy and senior vice-president of retail sales. He was also involved in Butterball’s tray pack expansion and Farm to Family launch. Prior to his roles at Butterball, Mr. Jansen was employed by Perdue Farms for 18 years.Mr. Jansen received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and an master’s of business administration degree from the University of Baltimore.