Plant Manager, Philippe Bouchard, Receives IPPE’s 30 Under 30 Award

North Country Smokehouse’s plant manager, Philippe Bouchard, has been recognized as a young leader by the International Production & Processing Exposition (IPPE). The 30 Under 30 program exists to engage young professionals who work for companies directly involved in the production and processing of poultry and meat or the production of animal or poultry feed and to recognize them for their exemplary leadership skills.

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) have taken part in selecting young professionals who possess leadership qualities that gain them a unique industry advantage. The program not only exposes these young leaders to the latest technology but also allows them to attend valuable educational programs to assist in their leadership development.

Philippe was nominated by North Country Smokehouse’s senior management team for his tireless effort and commitment to quality standards. For over two years, he was tasked with overseeing a team of contractors throughout the design and construction of the new 65,000 square-foot smokehouse. Philippe worked closely with general contractors CMC Design Build to oversee the facility’s construction, safety standards and compliance initiatives. Following project completion, he began his new role at the smokehouse acting as plant manager and overseeing a staff of more than 80 employees. In each position, Bouchard has exceeded expectations and continues to set an industry standard.

Winners will be recognized at the IPPE showcase, which takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Feb. 12-14, 2019.