CHARLES CITY, IOWA — Pure Prairie Poultry stated last week that it added two additional veteran meat industry executives to its growing operation.

The poultry processor hired Karen Moody as vice president of human resources and Mark Page as vice president of operations.

As a company our vision is to make the chicken business a personal one,” said Brian Roelofs, president and chief executive officer of Pure Prairie Poultry. “By offering both premium quality attributes and a talented and engaged workforce, we intend to attract those customers and consumers who appreciate our Midwestern values and approach to business.”

Moody, who brings decades of strategic and operational experience in human resources, previously worked at Marathon Cheese Corp., West Liberty Foods, Shearer’s Snacks and Snyder’s-Lance Inc.

Page joined Pure Prairie after working for 25 years with Minnesota-based poultry company, GNP Co. 

Previously, Page worked as vice president of operations for egg producer Sparboe Farms and Nature’s Path Foods. He will take over for Bob Wolfe, the outgoing chief operating officer, who is retiring after 30 years in leadership positions. 

“There’s nowhere like the nation’s heartland when it comes to work ethic and integrity in everything we do, and I’m proud to say Karen and Mark bring those qualities with them to Pure Prairie Poultry,” Roelofs stated. “I look forward to the next chapter with both as part of our leadership team.”

In June, Pure Prairie received $36.7 million in funding for future renovations and expansions at its existing processing plant in Iowa.