Day of Salisbury, Md., a 1977 alumnus of the college, is chief executive officer of Perdue Farms
McDaniel College has named Randy Day of Salisbury, Md.,to its board of trustees.
Day is the chief executive officer of Perdue Farms and serves on the company’s board of directors. He is the fourth CEO in the company’s 100-year history and the second who is not a member of the Perdue family.
Since joining Perdue Farms in 1980, Day has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s two operating divisions, Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. He began his career in distribution and sales in foods before advancing into executive level positions in quality assurance, product development and logistics.
A native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and a graduate of Easton High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from McDaniel (formerly Western Maryland) College in 1977 and a master’s degree in poultry nutrition from the University of Maryland, College Park. He completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.
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