MUNSTER, IND. — Land O’Frost Inc., a processor of pre-sliced deli meats and value-added meat items, named Dindy Williams as the plant manager of the company’s Searcy, Ark., facility.

Williams is the first woman to hold this position at Land O’Frost. She started at the company in 1982 in a temporary summer position. After graduating from college, Williams continued to be promoted, serving in various roles at the Searcy plant, including plant supervisor, special projects manager, and most recently, plant superintendent.

“It’s an honor to lead the team that I’ve grown both personally and professionally with,” Williams said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to expand my skills and continue to support my Land O’Frost family. I hope to inspire women within Land O’Frost and the industry to pursue their interests and explore leadership opportunities.”

As plant manager, Williams will lead the Searcy team in developing cross-functional relationships to drive profits, continuous improvement, execute change management and ensure quality, food safety and employee safety standards at Land O’Frost.

“Dindy’s longevity with the Searcy team gives her a unique understanding of its needs and expectations in a plant manager,” said Alfred Williams, vice president of manufacturing at Land O’Frost. “Pairing that with her decades of living our purpose — to make each day more fulfilling than the last — and broad knowledge of our products, operations and overall culture, we instantly knew she was the leader we were looking for. We’re all incredibly proud of her for earning this milestone and see it as a natural next step in her career and role as a longstanding team leader.”