US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods has named Sherman Miller as president and chief operating officer.

Currently vice president and chief operating officer, Miller will now assume new executive duties in addition to his responsibility for all of Cal-Maine Foods’ production and processing facilities. He will take up his new role straight away.

Miller, who will continue to  directly to chairman and CEO Dolph Baker, has been employed by Cal-Maine Foods for more than 21 years. Prior to his current position, he served as vice president of operations while working in the company’s Chase, Kansas, office. 

He also served in management positions at the company’s processing plant locations in Delta, Utah, and Edwards, Mississippi. 

Miller was elected to the company’s board of directors in 2012.

Baker said: “We are very pleased to name Sherman Miller to this important position with Cal-Maine Foods, He was our first summer intern, and he has dedicated his entire career to the company. 

“Sherman has a deep understanding of our corporate culture and has extensive experience in managing our operations through a period of significant growth. Sherman is a respected leader of Cal-Maine Foods and has a very favourable reputation throughout our industry. 

Cal-Maine Foods, which is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the US.