Cal-Maine Foods has promoted Kevin Lastowski and Chris Myers to VPs of operations, effective Dec. 28 following the Jackson, Miss.-based company’s board of directors meeting.
Lastowski will have responsibility for all of Cal-Maine Foods’ production and processing facilities located in South Florida, and Myers will be responsible for oversight of all the company’s operations in North Florida. They will report directly to Sherman Miller, COO of Cal-Maine Foods.
Lastowski has been employed with Cal-Maine since 2001. He most recently served as an operations manager in the company’s Dade City, Fla., operation. Previously, he served as the GM for the company’s Bushnell and Brooksville, Fla., operations and also has held management positions at Cal-Maine’s Guthrie, Ky., and Bethune, S.C., operations. Lastowski graduated from North Carolina State University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in poultry science and associate’s degrees in both agricultural pest management and agribusiness management.
Myers joined the company in 2002 and has held management positions at different locations in Florida since Cal-Maine acquired these operations in 2005. He also is located in Dade City. Myers began his tenure with the company in Bethune, S.C., and later moved to assume management positions with Cal-Maine in Louisburg, N.C. Myers has an associate’s degree in general agriculture from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the board of the Florida Poultry Federation and also serves on the Florida Animal Industry Technical Council and the Florida Emergency Poultry Disease Committee.
“We are pleased to announce these promotions and to recognize the hard work and dedication that both Kevin Lastowski and Chris Myers have shown to Cal-Maine Foods over these past years,” said Dolph Baker, chairman, president and CEO of Cal-Maine Foods. “They are very familiar with the critical aspects of our operations and bring extensive field experience to their new positions, having both served in different locations for Cal-Maine Foods. We are proud to have them join our management team, and we look forward to their valuable contributions as we continue to pursue our growth strategy.”
Cal-Maine Foods is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs, including conventional, cage-free, organic and nutritionally-enhanced eggs. The company currently is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States and sells the majority of its shell eggs in approximately 29 states across the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S.