SALISBURY, MD. — Perdue Farms announced Perry Aulie has been appointed president of Perdue AgriBusiness, effective July 1. Aulie will succeed Scott Fredericksen, who is retiring from the company.

“Perry’s leadership and vision have been instrumental in driving the growth of our value-added business,” said Kevin McAdams, chief executive officer of Perdue Farms. “His dedication to our farmers and innovative spirit align perfectly with our vision, and we are confident that he will continue to lead Perdue AgriBusiness to new heights.”

A respected leader in the agriculture and food industries, Aulie has decades of experience working end-to-end in the value chain. Aulie has been with Perdue since 2019, most recently serving as senior vice president of value-added products. Under his leadership, the value-added business tripled its sales over the past four years. Perdue attributed this success to Aulie’s innovative approach and commitment to addressing the dual challenges of climate and food production.

Additionally, he has expanded opportunities for farmers and launched partnerships to pay growers for their carbon sequestration practices.

Aulie is also an active contributor to industry and community boards, including The Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils and the TidalHealth Foundation Board.

Aulie earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture and his master’s degree in agriculture economics from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

“I am honored to take on this new role and continue the legacy of growth and innovation at Perdue AgriBusiness,” Aulie said. “I look forward to working closely with our dedicated team of associates, farmers and partners to drive sustainable success and deliver value to our customers.”

Scott Fredericksen has led Perdue AgriBusiness since 2019. 

“We extend our deepest gratitude to Scott for his leadership and numerous contributions,” McAdams said. “His vision and commitment have significantly shaped the success of Perdue AgriBusiness, and we are fortunate to have had him at the helm.”

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