Ninety-three associates at Perdue Farms were honored recently for their years of service to the company. The recognition included associates who retired during the past year and those with at least 20 years of service.
Those associates who retired from Perdue were Thomas Apostolos, Mitchell Boswell, Robert Boyd Jr., Lucille Candalisa, George Davis, Earnest Hopkins, Gary Howell, Gus Lebois Jr., Howard Long, Keith Meredith, Robert Miller, Scot Palmateer, Carol Phillips, David Tabinowski and Donna Wright.
One associate, Elaine Barnes, was recognized for 50 years of service. Six associates were recognized for 40 years of service, including Roger Brown, John Deepree, Howard Harrell, Michael Hudson, David Patterson and Robert Rawls.
Eleven associates were recognized for 35 years of service. They included Sharon Brooks, Charles Dennis, Joseph Dixon, Michael Hyland, David Kelley, Lynn Morris, Michael Nichols, Daniel Nicholson, Timothy Parker, Charles Revel and John Watson Sr.
Twenty-two associates were recognized for 30 years of service. They included Steven Berglind, Gregory Bowen, John Cassidy, James Craft, Donald Duncan, Ann Etchison, Bonnie Hatcher, Ernie Holloman, James Johnson, Mary Catherine Klein, Donovan Kruchko, Bruce Leppo, Michael Lindsey, Thomas Mills, Patricia Nichols, Paul Pauling, Christine Rhoads, Michael Smith, Edward Staudle, Jeffrey Titus, Tammera Ward and Dick Willey.
Twelve associates were recognized for 25 years of service. They included Sandra Balcerak, Teresa Bivens, Thomas Danisavich, Thomas Dawson, Jay DeBerardinis, Ann DiSylvestro, Harold Everett, Matthew Hubbard, Paul Jacko Jr., Michael Meehan, Ruth Niblett and Glenn Sharpley.
Twenty-six associates were recognized for 20 years of service. They included Rodney Abrams, Melvin Aldridge Jr., James Bellistri, Sherri Bridge, Sharon Carols, James Carter, Richard Draper Jr., Gerald Farrelly, Lloyd Gibbs, Gregory Gries, Joseph Humphrey, Gregory Johnson, David Jurgens, Linda Knobloch, Robert Lambert, John Littleton Jr., Timothy Paschal, Karen Penney, Keith Price, Paul Ruddy, William Simpson Jr., Renee Skidmore, Suzanne Smith, Julie Somers, Pamela West and Kristen Wheatley.
“We are so proud of the achievement of all our associates, but we are honored to recognize the dedication and loyalty of these long-term associates and retirees,” said Tracy Morris, vice president of human resources.
Each retired associate was presented a watch. Each active associate achieving a service milestone was presented an engraved pewter plate.