JBS USA Names New CEO

Wesley Batista Filho will be assuming the new position, following the retirement of CEO Tim Schellpeper.

Jbs Ceo Wesley Batista Filho

JBS USA has announced Wesley Batista Filho has assumed the position of CEO of JBS USA, following the previous decision of Chief Executive Officer Tim Schellpeper to retire from his role effective May 1.

Batista Filho began his career at JBS in 2011 and has held a number of strategic roles, including serving as president of JBS Canada, president of the JBS USA Fed Beef Division, CEO of Seara, and CEO of JBS Brazil.

Schellpeper joined JBS USA in 2017, first serving as president of the JBS USA Fed Beef business unit before becoming CEO of JBS USA. A veteran of the protein industry, Schellpeper served in several senior leadership capacities throughout his career.


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“We thank Tim for all of his contributions to the success of JBS USA during his tenure,” says Gilberto Tomazoni, JBS Global CEO. “Tim came out of retirement to join our team, producing record results as the head of our Fed Beef business unit and laying the foundation for our continued success as CEO. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

“I want to thank JBS USA for the opportunity to contribute to the organization over the past six years,” says Schellpeper. “With this reorganization, I am taking the opportunity to return to retirement and spend more time with my family. I consider my experience at JBS USA the capstone to my career. It has been a pleasure to work alongside the men and women at JBS USA. Any success I had during my tenure is due to them.”


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