February 13, 2024

Jack Link’s Hires New Plant Manager for Perry, GA Manufacturing Facility

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, a global meat snack company, has announced the hiring of food manufacturing veteran Karl Diver as the new plant manager overseeing ongoing construction and advance operational readiness of the Jack Link facility in Perry, GA, due to open mid-2025.

Diver started his role on January 15 and reports directly to Vice President of Operations Troy Allen.

“We are very excited for Karl to join the Jack Link’s team and take on this critical leadership role in our important new Georgia facility,” said Jack Link’s North America Chief Operating Officer Brandon Walters. “I am also happy to announce that Karl will formally move to the Perry area from Atlanta in the May 2024 timeframe once we are done putting Karl through a rigorous onboarding process in all our facilities and support centers to learn our business, processes, and culture. The fantastic people of Perry and Houston County have been incredibly welcoming to Jack Link’s and their continued support will set Karl and our team up for success!”

When he makes the move to Perry later this spring, Diver will join plant engineer Robert Cortes as Jack Link’s first two onsite employees, officing on the construction site until the plant is complete.

Sold in more than 40 countries, Jack Link’s owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Jack Link’s, Lorissa’s Kitchen, Wild River, Golden Island, Country Fresh Meats BiFi, and Peperami. For more information visit Jack Link’s.

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