OMAHA — Richard A. Cogdill, who previously was executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., has been named c.f.o. of The Scoular Co. Mr. Cogdill spent more than 18 years with Pilgrim’s Pride, which is now majority owned by Brazil-based JBS S.A. Before joining Pilgrim’s Pride, Mr. Cogdill was a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young in Dallas. Most recently he was an independent and contract business consultant.

“Rick brings Scoular a wealth of executive financial leadership experience in a number of areas, including business acquisitions, capital market transactions, and corporate structure,” said Chuck Elsea, Scoular chief executive officer.  “We are pleased to have Rick bring his extensive capabilities to our growing company and further position Scoular for global growth in response to the expanding needs of our grain, feed ingredient, and food ingredient customers.”