NAMA MEATXPO Keynote SpeakerTuesday, January 15, 2013
North American Meat Association today announced that J. Michael Townsley, President of Bob Evans Foods, Inc., will be NAMA’s keynote speaker at the MEATXPO’13 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 13, from 10:45am to 12:00pm.
Bob Evans is a growing family of regional brands. The $1.75 billion company owns and operates 715 full-service restaurants and a complete line of retail food products under the Bob Evans and Owens names. The Bob Evans Restaurants are located in 18 states with a heavy concentration in the Midwest. Mimi’s Cafés are in 24 states with nearly one-half of the units located in California. The company prides itself on high-quality food and excellent hospitality.
Prior to joining Bob Evans Farms, Townsley was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Premium Standard Farms. Premium Standard Farms was the largest fully integrated pork company in the country, with annual sales of $700 million. His prior experience includes three years at Smithfield Foods, and 11 years with IBP Inc. Townsley joined Bob Evans Farms Inc. in 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer of Owens Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
MEATXPO’13 Suppliers’ Exposition is a trade show focused on the finest providers of machinery and services in the meat industry. It will be held in conjunction with NAMA’s Annual Convention, February 10-13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit www.meatxpo.com.