Peter Hjort Promoted to President of Southeastern Mills, Inc.

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Southeastern Mills, Inc. is excited to announce that Peter W. Hjort Jr., Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to the position of President, Southeastern Mills, Inc.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Southeastern Mills into the future. It is an exciting time for our business as we continue to grow and build on the success we have enjoyed in the past,” Hjort said.

This promotion was effective February 12, 2018, and recognizes Hjort’s senior leadership with the company and outstanding performance. Linda Owens, outgoing President, Southeastern Mills, Inc. will remain as Chair, Southeastern Mills, Inc.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Southeastern Mills into the future. It is an exciting time for our business as we continue to grow and build on the success we have enjoyed in the past,” Hjort said. “I look forward to building on the strong relationships we have with our valued customers and other business partners as we seek to serve and support them at the highest level.”

“The shareholders, board, and employees are thrilled Peter is the new President of Southeastern Mills,” Owens said. “We pride ourselves on being a professionally managed, fourth generation family business and Peter’s experience, leadership style, tenure, and commitment to our core values are the perfect combination to lead our company as we move toward a future of continued growth.”

Hjort began his 35-year career in the food business in 1981 with Flowers Foods, where he earned increasing roles of responsibility in accounting and finance. Hjort joined Southeastern Mills in 1998 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2016, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Hjort graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in accounting.

Southeastern Mills, Inc. is a fourth generation, professionally managed, culturally driven food company. Southeastern Mills creates food ingredient solutions for food manufacturers, restaurants and retail delis, and markets several nationally distributed retail brands, including Better than Bouillon® the #1 food base in the U.S. and The Original Louisiana Brand Hot Sauce™, which is sold in nearly 50 countries. Southeastern Mills has three manufacturing facilities in Rome, Georgia and one in New Iberia, Louisiana.

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