New Operations Manager for Lewisburg
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Wingert as Operations Manager. Reporting to Curt Brammer, Vice President of Operations, Keith has overall responsibility for our farming and transportation operations.
Keith has 29 years of poultry experience primarily related to turkey live operations including 21 years in management. While new to the primary breeder segment of the industry, Keith’s solid background in turkey production combined with his leadership experience made him the right choice for this role.
Keith comes to Aviagen Turkeys from Cargill Poultry Group in Waco, Texas where he started as a Flock Supervisor in 1995 and worked his way up to Agricultural Operations Manager in 2007. Keith served in that position until the division closed in 2019 and he began assisting other Cargill divisions in the implementation of data information systems as a Process Implementation Lead.
Keith’s real passion is working in live turkey operations and he was very excited about the opportunity to join our team. In addition to turkey production and leadership experience, Keith brings other skills to the role. He is a PAACO certified Animal Welfare Auditor, a Certified Agent of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), holds an OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Certification and has “moderate Spanish speaking ability”. All of these skills will serve him well in this new position.