June 6/Rome, Ga./Prepared Foods-- Southeastern Mills Inc. announced that William T. Andersen has joined the company as senior vice president of Sales. In this key leadership role, Andersen will manage the company's Food Processor, National Account and Foodservice Distribution sales teams, as well as Research and Development and Culinary and Regulatory functions.

Andersen has nearly 20 years of food industry experience and was most recently vice president of Marketing and Sales for Gold Kist Inc., where he was responsible for over $2 billion in international and domestic sales. He was also responsible for Marketing, Product Development, Quality Assurance and Prepared Foods Operations. Prior to Gold Kist, Andersen worked in Sales and Plant Operations in the food processing and processing equipment industries, and was a captain in the United State Air Force.

Andersen has a B.S. in engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, a MSA in Management from Central Michigan University and an Executive MBA from Duke University. He resides with his family in Cartersville, Ga., and can be reached at wandersen@semills.com.

From the June 9, 2008, Prepared Foods e-Flash