MILLSBORO, Del. — The leader of Mountaire Farms Inc. has been inducted into the North Carolina Poultry Federation’s Hall of Fame.
Ronnie Cameron, the chairman of the board and CEO of Mountaire Corporation, was inducted on Tuesday in Raleigh, according to a company press release.
Cameron has been with the company since 1968. He took control of operations in 1972 at the age of 27. He became company president in 1973 and board chairman in 1978.
Mountaire was started in 1914 by Cameron’s grandfather, Guy Cameron, as an animal feed business. Ronnie’s father, Ted Cameron, grew the company into a poultry business. Today, the company is headquartered in Arkansas with operations in Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. Mountaire sells more than 2.5 billion pounds of poultry across the globe each year, making it the seventh largest chicken company in the country, providing employment for more than 8,500 people.