At Fair Oaks Farms, we abide by the principle “there is no ‘I’ in team” – all of our employees are valuable to our organization. The Fair Oaks team consists of accounting, sales, research and development, quality assurance, maintenance, sustainability, supply chain, finance, safety, operations, and production specialists dedicated to providing our customers and consumers with the highest quality meat products. Fair Oaks employs a diverse and eclectic leadership team with over 100 years of combined experience within the food industry.
MIchael L. THOMPSON, PRESIDENT AND CEO
Michael Thompson is the president and chief executive officer of Fair Oaks Farms, LLC. Prior to Fair Oaks Farms, Mike worked for McDonalds, where his passion for the restaurant business and his drive to excel further in the industry propelled him to take the next step into entrepreneurship. Mike acquired the majority ownership of Fair Oaks Farms, guided by his insightful leadership ability and sharp business insight. Mike has achieved great success since taking the helm of Fair Oaks Farms in 2003. As an advocate for diversity, Mike continues to stand as a benchmark for minority businesses, maintaining Fair Oaks Farms as a certified Minority Business Enterprise.
Joseph freda, Senior Vice President
Joe Freda joined Fair Oaks Farms in 2015 as Senior Vice President Business Operations & Strategic Development, bringing with him 25 years of experience in Food Manufacturing. His comprehensive experience consists of research and development, product development and corporate finance. Joe is also a passionate and innovative leader skilled at engaging key stakeholders and empowering the Fair Oaks Farms team to produce world-class results.
michael j. thompson, VICE PRESIDENT
Michael J. Thompson joined the business in 2009, as a National Account Sales Manager at Fair Oaks Farms. Since then, Michael has transitioned into Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Michael has over 15 years of experience in the Food Industry, is an accomplished marketing strategist and a strong leader. His vision and expertise continues to demonstrate cost-effective growth for Fair Oaks Farms. Michael is skilled in building relationships of trust and respect from customers and peers, which continues to allow success in his career as well as growth for Fair Oaks Farms.
Let’s hear from some team members...
Jeanette FALLS, R&D Manager
I have learned a lot since I first started working for Fair Oaks Farms in January of 2007. FOF provides me with the necessary training and tools to succeed as a supervisor. They also allowed me the opportunity to learn and grow in my career, I recently started working with R&D projects which is something that I enjoy very much. I like that we are a diverse group of people that care and take pride in our work; but we have fun and work together as a family. I am very proud of being part of the FOF team.
sonia valle, Production Supervisor
I have been with the company for 31 years. What I like about Fair Oaks Farms is the people that I worked with, I feel very comfortable working here. My fellow associates are like family, we all treat each of with respect and we work well as a team to get quality product out to our customers. Fair Oaks Farms has given me the opportunity to grow from production worker, to foreman, supervisor of grinding, packaging and now shipping and receiving.