February 9, 2015

Cobb welcomes back James Young as VP for South America and EMEA




Cobb-Vantress welcomed the return of Cobb veteran, James Young, who will be functioning as the company's vice-president of operations for South America and the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.


Young's last role was with Tyson Foods' where he leaded the company's international operations for five years.


With his appointment, Cobb currently has two vice-presidents, including Stan Reid who will be responsible for North America and Asia.


"I'm very confident that these adjustments to Cobb's structure will greatly improve our focus across the business," said Jerry Moye, president of Cobb. "This addition will provide a jumpstart to a great 2015 as we look towards celebrating 100 years of Cobb in 2016."


Young joined Tyson Foods in 1988 and initially managed live bird complexes and processing plants before becoming vice-president of live production services in 1999.  After serving as both VP of the Deli group and later as VP of operations, he joined Cobb in 2004 as director of world technical support. Thereafter, Young was made vice-president for Europe and South America.


After six years, Young returned to Tyson as vice-president (international) with responsibilities in China, Mexico, Brazil and India. He rejoined Cobb in 2004 as director of its world technical support team and, in the following year, was appointed vice-president for Europe and South America. 


In 2010, Young was with Tyson Foods once more as its vice-president of international operations. He was responsible for markets in China, Mexico, Brazil and India. 

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