Fort Worth, Texas-based Standard Meat Company has announced Tom Allen as the company’s new chief operating officer.
Standard Meat is a family-owned meat processing and packaging company with plants in Dallas, Fort Worth, Saginaw and Ponder, Texas. The company is a global supplier of custom meat portioning and packaging solutions for the food service and retail industries.
Founded in 1935, the business serves a variety of foodservice needs from its plants.
“Tom has done an incredible job with our Saginaw facility,” said Ben Rosenthal, co-president and CEO. “Beginning in 2014, he served as the VP and general manager of the facility, during which sales have almost quadrupled. His experience led us to tremendous growth in Saginaw; now, his insight and vision will focus on our entire operation and not a single facility.”
As the chief operating officer, Allen will oversee all company operations. His focus will ensure the facilities operate efficiently and effectively and are on track with the company’s strategic goals.
As part of senior leadership, he will lead the development of its five-year strategic growth plan and will ensure the company’s future success across all facilities and within individual departments.
“Tom had extraordinary experience in the meat industry before joining us at Standard Meat Company,” said Ashli Rosenthal Blumenfeld, co-president. “He has worked in many of the most important meat-producing locations across North America. His stellar performance in Saginaw is only a preview of what he will do as chief operating officer.”
Before joining Standard Meat, Allen worked for Cargill, leading a pair of its beef processing facilities. In those facilities, he supervised thousands of employees and oversaw harvesting as many as 6,000-head of cattle per day.
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