Chief Executive Officer
Throughout his 30-plus year career in the food industry, Dave Wiggins has provided leadership to multiple teams, enabling them to overcome business challenges and make informed decisions during arduous and changing times. His leadership style is rooted in his strong work ethic, experience-backed judgement, and unquestioned integrity.
Dave models, and is a strong proponent of, empowerment and accountability. At EDDY and Carolina Pride, he and his team are focused on motivating, mentoring and leading talented professionals. He values leading by example and creating a culture where people are appreciated and performance rewarded.
Dave and the team he is building have a consistent record of delivering results in growth, revenue, operational excellence, customer service and profitability through strategies, vision, goal setting and execution.
When not at work as EDDY Foods’ CEO, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle and son Wyatt. He and his family enjoy fishing, hunting and all things outdoors, especially the beach. His favorite EDDY Foods/Carolina Pride food items are our Thick Cut Bacon and Beef Fajitas.
CCO and Executive VP of Sales and Marketing
Rick Goodman is a person who knows a lot about people—and a lot about meat. As EDDY Foods’ Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President, Rick works to unite his team around one common goal while having fun in the process. His education at Wofford College led him to a 30-year career in the food business, where he has held a variety of positions. Rick enhanced his leadership experience by earning certifications in Train the Trainer, the Phillip Crosby Quality College, and Servant Leadership. Rick’s favorite EDDY Foods item is, as he claims, the “best sausage ever made by anyone”: EDDY Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage. Rick and his wife Joelyn have been married for 33 years, and they have four children and four grandchildren. In his free time, you’ll find Rick enthusiastically following all sports—especially College football, playing with his German Shepherds, and getting out on the open water.
Vice President of Human Resources
Carlos joined the EDDY Foods team on May 20, 2019—bringing with him 23 years of experience in the food industry. He has worked with a number of major companies and has worked with facilities producing multiple proteins such as chicken, turkey, beef, and pork. Carlos retired from the United States Marine Corps and is a graduate of Northwood University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Associates Degree in Business Management. He is also an SHRM Certified Professional. Residents of Katy, TX, Carlos and his wife, Jinok have two daughters, Isabel and Lizzy. Carlos and Jin love spending time outdoors—especially when participating in some of their favorite activities, which include fishing, hunting, hiking and playing golf. Carlos is a self-proclaimed backyard BBQ master and loves EDDY Foods’ smoked burnt ends brisket.
Vice President of Retail Sales
Kieley Stibich strives to serve the EDDY retail team by engaging each of their talents to improve the team as a whole—and provide clarity to the EDDY vision to help provide the tools to take action and sell more delicious food! In her role as Vice President of Retail Sales, she has spent most of her 20-year tenure in the meat business at EDDY, working her way up from a sales manager to her current executive position. Kieley’s favorite EDDY Foods product is the Cilantro Lime Chicken Breast, which can almost always be found ready-to-eat in her home refrigerator. In her free time, Kieley can be found on the golf course, on the open water, or chasing her three-year-old twin boys, usually in opposite directions.
Vice President of Foodservice Sales
John Staples is all about the four Fs: Faith, Family, Friends, and Food! His career journey spans more than 35 years of marketing management roles with leading food companies including Tyson, Smithfield, Mrs. Smith's Bakeries, and joining the Eddy team in 2020. John is a die-hard Crimson Tide fan thanks to earning both a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Alabama. John believes in the “Total Team Approach” to accomplish all strategic objectives, and he is eager to work with each Eddy Foods Team Member to build a Protein Powerhouse! John and his wife, Kym, have three children and four grandchildren and enjoy the empty nester life in Northport, Alabama.
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Steve Dragoo’s primary focus is on building a stronger company—both people and brands. This often includes mentoring young businesspeople, working alongside committed professionals to glean new perspectives, and striving to implement fresh ideas with EDDY’s great customers and business partners. Steve serves as the Director of Marketing and Business Development at EDDY Foods, following over 40 years of food and meat industry experience—including 15 years as the owner of a food-centric training, consulting, and experience design business. Steve was educated at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Georgia State University and holds designations as a Certified Master Trainer and Certified Experience Expert. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Nancy, and they have three grown children and five grandchildren. His go-to EDDY Foods item is the flavorful Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage. In his leisure time, Steve enjoys working out, reading, performing karaoke, traveling, and cheering for his favorite college basketball and NFL teams.
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