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John Patchoski elected USAPEEC chairman

June 19, 2023

John Patchoski elected USAPEEC Chairman of the Board

John Patchoski, Director of International Sales at Koch Foods, was elected Chairman of the Board of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) for 2023-24 during the 2023 USAPEEC Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Tex.

Patchoski served as First Vice Chairman for the last year. He will head the board, which sets policy and provides direction to USAPEEC, an organization whose mission is to promote and increase exports of U.S. chicken, turkey, duck, and egg products worldwide. He succeeds Paul Sauder.

“Being elected chairman of USAPEEC is a tremendous honor and a great responsibility,” Patchoski said. “USAPEEC has played a key role over the years as U.S. poultry and egg exports have overcome challenges and continued to grow, and we will work hard to do so in the next year.”

Thomas Isaf of Interra International was elected to serve as First Vice Chairman for the 2023-2024 term, and Martin Piffaretti of FoodLink Group was elected Second Vice Chairman.

Also elected to the USAPEEC Executive Committee for 2023-2024 were: Ryan Downes of Farbest as Secretary-Treasurer; Jianlin Si of Tyson Foods, Oleg Kovalev of Mountaire, and Andrew Szymanski of Wayne-Sanderson Farms as Members-at-Large; Haden Slain of Poseidon Forwarding as Associate Member-at-Large; and Brent Renner of the Iowa Soybean Association as Commodity Member-at-Large. Thierry Murad of AJC International will serve as Chairman of the USAPEEC Market Advisory Panel and will have a seat on the executive committee. Sauder will have a seat on the executive committee as Immediate Past Chair.