JACKSON, Miss. — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has announced that Timothy A. Dawson will retire as the company’s chief financial officer and director at the Cal-Maine Foods’ annual meeting of shareholders, scheduled for Oct. 5, 2018.
“Tim Dawson has played an important strategic role in the success of Cal-Maine Foods since he joined the company in 2005,” said Dolph Baker, Cal-Maine chairman and CEO. “During this period, the company has enjoyed significant growth, both organically and through acquisitions, all under Tim’s capable financial leadership. We appreciate his hard work and dedicated service to the company, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”
The company also announced that Max P. Bowman will join Cal-Maine Foods as vice president of finance, effective as of June 25. Bowman will become chief financial officer of Cal-Maine Foods following Dawson’s retirement.
Bowman is currently chief financial officer, vice president and secretary of Southern States Utility Trailer Sales and H&P Leasing in Richland, Miss., with responsibility for all banking relationships, accounting, finance, treasury and general business operations. Prior to this, Bowman was co-founder and served as president and CFO of Tenax Aerospace, an aircraft leasing business in Ridgeland, Miss., and previously served as CFO of ChemFirst in Jackson, Miss. He also worked in risk management and internal audit positions with ChemFirst after starting his financial career as a senior staff accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co.
Bowman received a bachelor of business degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. He is a certified public accountant.
“We are very pleased to have Max Bowman join our senior management team,” said Baker. “He has extensive experience in directing accounting, finance, acquisitions, business development and risk management with a history of strong performance. His previous financial role with a public company will continue to support our primary objective to maximize shareholder value. We look forward to working with Tim and Max through this transition as we continue to execute our growth strategy.”
Cal-Maine has also announced that Josh Moore is now the company’s vice president of operations, as of June 3.
Moore will have responsibility for all of Cal-Maine Foods’ production and processing facilities located in Ohio and Kentucky. He will assume the position previously held by Marc Ashby, who will become the new director of special projects for the company. Moore will be located in Rossburg, Ohio, and will report directly to Sherman Miller, president of Cal-Maine Foods.
Moore has been employed with Cal-Maine Foods since 2000. He has served as the general manager for the company’s operations in Rossburg since 2011. Prior to holding this position, he was general manager for Cal-Maine Foods’ Lake City, Fla., location. He previously held various management roles in both processing and production for Cal-Maine Foods in Edwards, Miss.
Moore graduated from Mississippi State University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in poultry science. He completed a summer internship with Cal-Maine Foods in Edwards prior to his graduation. Moore is a member of the board of the Ohio Poultry Association.
“Josh Moore is extremely well qualified to assume this leadership role with Cal-Maine Foods,” Baker said. “With 18 years of dedicated service to the company, he has a keen understanding of the various aspects of our operations and is committed to our goal to be an efficient and responsible producer. We are pleased to have him join our operations management team, and we look forward to working with Josh as we continue to serve our valued customers in the Ohio and Kentucky markets.”