Speakers
Lester Gray
Senior Vice President of Operations - Perdue Farms
Topic(s): Agriculture

Topic(s): The Delmarva Poultry Industry, and the Perdue Success Story: From a 25-hen Flock to a $4.6B Integrated Poultry Giant with 20,000 Employees Lester has 30+ years of managerial experience working for Perdue Farms, the third largest poultry processing company in the United States.

Originally born in northwestern Ohio, moved and grew up in North Carolina where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Poultry Science from North Carolina State University in 1983.
In his career with Perdue, Lester has held positions in chicken and turkey live production, plant processing, supply planning, logistics and engineering. Currently, Lester is the Senior Vice President of Operations with responsibility for sixteen processing facilities located nationwide.
He is an active member of several industry stakeholder associations and in 2010 was recognized as an Outstanding Alumni by North Carolina State University.
Lester and his family moved to the Eastern Shore in 2006 where they currently reside.


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