Chairman of the Board and CEO

Organization: Mountaire Farms

Profession: Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Ronnie M. Cameron, CEO of Mountaire Farms honored as the 2017 recipient of the North Carolina Poultry Federation Hall of Fame

Since 1975, this prestigious award has been recognizing pioneers and leaders of our industry with this highest honor.

Ronnie Cameron is the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Mountaire Corporation. Ronnie has been with the company since 1968, taking control of operations in 1972 at the age of 27, moving up to become the President in 1973, and eventually becoming Chairman of the Board in 1978.

Mountaire was started in 1914 by Ronnie’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 over two billion pounds of poultry across the globe each year, making them the seventh largest chicken company in the country with more than 8500 employees.

Ronnie received the honorary lifetime member award from the National Chicken Council Board of Directors in 2008. He has served on various industry, local, and national boards. Ronnie has been an active supporter of organizations focused on advancing economic freedom nationally and in his home state of Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Business. Ronnie and his wife, Nina, have friends around the world and travel frequently to visit them and participate in various projects helping poor communities. Ronnie and Nina enjoy spending time with their four children and their families, including nine grandchildren.

The North Carolina Poultry Federation is proud to present the 2017 Hall of Fame award to Ronnie Cameron.Since 1968 the North Carolina Poultry Federation, a trade association, has represented the poultry industry in North Carolina. Serving producers and processors of chicken, turkey, and egg products, the Federation provides a united voice for the industry with government, media, and the general public. Headquarters are located in Raleigh, NC.


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