Allen Harim announced this week that it has hired three industry veterans to key company positions. Keith Moore has been named senior director, live operations; Everett Brown as senior manager of Harbeson operations; and Rob Elliot as sales business partner/credit manager.

 “In order to grow and thrive, the most important element is the right team of people, and these three men each bring talent, experience and enthusiasm for our industry–exactly what we need as we move through our rebranding and into new areas,” said Steve Evans, CEO of Allen Harim. “During the next several months we look forward to strengthening our team even further.”

Moore joins Allen Harim with more than 35 years of live operations experience. In his new role, he will be responsible for directing all live operations at the company, including both hatcheries, 25 company farms, and more than 200 contract growers.  He joins the company from Perdue Farms, where he served in a wide variety of live operations roles, most recently as director of the Heritage Breeder program. Moore is a member of the Delmarva Poultry Industry Board of Directors where he is currently serving a term as president. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Delaware.

Brown most recently served as director of operations of Mountaire Farms in Selbyville, Delaware for more than a decade. While there, he oversaw all three processing facilities, achieving seven million safe work hours. Under his leadership, the company advanced its tray pack operation ranking into the Top 25 percentile in most key performance indicators. Previous to Mountaire, Brown served at Conagra and George’s/Rocco Farm Foods, both as general manager/live operations. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Salisbury University.

Elliot has been appointed sales business partner/credit manager. In that role he will support and guide the sales and marketing division, providing key metrics and analysis for the company’s three product lines–Traditional, Halal, and Antibiotic Free (ABF) chicken.  Previously, Elliot served in a chief financial officer role for a food business in Ohio, and before that, as director of financial analysis & business improvement at Perdue Farms, Inc. He also served as controller of the retail products division for that company. Elliot earned a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, both at Salisbury University.