Butterball LLC has announced that its chief executive officer and president Keith Shoemaker has resigned, effective immediately.
Until a permanent successor is named, current members of the Butterball board will assume CEO responsibilities, according to the company.
“Butterball thanks Shoemaker for his valuable service and for successfully guiding the company through last year’s change in ownership as well as his role in making the company what it is today,” said Walter Pelletier, president of Maxwell Farms LLC and board member of Butterball. The board has said that it does not anticipate major changes in any areas of production or employment during the transition.
Butterball, headquartered in Garner, N.C., is the largest turkey integrator in the US.