FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Fort Smith-based OK Foods has named a new chief executive officer.

Trent Goins, son of former OK Foods CEO Randy Goins was named as the new leader of the company.

The Southwest Times Record reports that departing CEO Paul Fox announced his resignation during the week.

Trent Goins started with the poultry producer as a management trainee in January 2003. Prior to joining OK Foods, he worked for then-U.S. Rep. Marion Berry as assistant for agriculture and trade policy.

Celaya, Mexico-based Industrias Bachoco acquired OK Foods in 2011 for $93.4 million, creating the third-largest chicken producer in North America.

The company, now with more than 3,000 U.S. workers, was founded in the 1930s to supply poultry and livestock feed in southern Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.


Information from: Southwest Times Record,