US poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride has announced the appointment of Robert A. Wright as executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Wright has served as executive vice president of the company’s turkey division since he joined Pilgrim’s Pride last year.

Prior to joining Pilgrim’s Pride in 2003, Wright served as president of Butterball Turkey for five years. Previously, he worked for Cargill, were he held various positions including vice president of operations for worldwide poultry, general manager of the broiler division, and director of operations and engineering.