Cal-Maine Foods gains new exec

Cal-Maine Foods names new leadership after the retirement of company veteran.

Mississippi-based company, Cal-Maine Foods, announced that Max P. Bowman has been named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Oct. 5. Bowman was also elected to the company’s Board of Directors at the annual meeting of shareholders held today in Jackson. Bowman will replace Tim Dawson, whose planned retirement from the company was effective today.

“Max Bowman is well qualified to assume these important roles with our senior management team and Board of Directors. Having joined the Company in June, he has worked closely with Tim Dawson to ensure a smooth transition,” said Dolph Baker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cal-Maine Foods. “He brings significant expertise in accounting, finance, acquisitions and business development, as well as valuable experience in financial management of a public company. We also look forward to working with Max in the important work of our Board of Directors as we continue to execute our growth strategy.”

Bowman is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Southern States Utility Trailer Sales and H&P Leasing in Mississippi.

“We want to thank Tim Dawson for his many years of dedicated service to Cal-Maine Foods. Since he joined the Company in 2005, we have experienced impressive growth and success under his capable financial leadership. Tim will be missed by everyone at Cal-Maine Foods, but we wish him all the best in his retirement,” added Baker.

Cal-Maine is headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States and sells the majority of its shell eggs in states across the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.