LAUREL, Miss. – Sanderson Farms Corp. announced on Jan. 30 that Edward Chisholm and Mike Tamimi received promotions at the company.

“During their tenure with Sanderson Farms, Edward and Mike have worked in many of our live production divisions and at nearly every level of management,” said Lampkin Butts, president and chief operating officer for Sanderson Farms. “I am confident they both have the experience and expertise necessary to lead our company’s operations to new records of success and help us prepare for future growth.”

The Laurel, Mississippi-based company promoted Chisholm to the director of operations, which makes him responsible for managing processing, live production and sales operation. Chisholm previously worked as director of production for Sanderson since 2017.

“I look forward to the opportunity to influence our operations from the start to the finish of our vertically-integrated model,” Chisholm said. “Whether it’s growing a healthy bird in live production, producing the finest quality product in our processing operations or providing the best customer service our industry has to offer, each stage of our operations is equally important to ensuring the company’s continued success, and I am honored to have the opportunity to make an impact.”

Chisholm started with Sanderson in 1998 as a hatchery superintendent at the company’s Hazelhurst, Mississippi production facility. He has held various positions in live production of the business, including breeder-hatchery manager, broiler manager, production manager, division manager and corporate production manager.

He graduated from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. He also earned a certification in Electronics Engineering Technology from Southern Technical College.

Replacing Chisholm in the director of production post will be Mike Tamimi who previously worked as a corporate production manager.

Tamimi will manage and administer production division and programs and provide consultation and direction necessary to enable production management to meet operational objectives. He will also develop and execute strategic plans and programs in the areas of production.

“I have worked alongside Mike for nearly a decade now in various roles, and I know he will do an excellent job of leading our live production team,” said Chisholm. “I look forward to continuing to work with him as we both transition into new roles within the company’s leadership team.”

Tamimi started with Sanderson in 2008 as a production manager at the company’s Adel, Georgia production division. During his tenure with the company, Tamimi has held numerous positions throughout the live production side of the business including serving as division manager for five years.

Tamimi graduated from Troy Univ. in Troy, Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.