Steve Cobb will retire from his post as chairman of the board for Henny Penny at the end of 2019. Rob Connelly, the foodservice equipment manufacturer’s CEO, will become chairman of the board for Henny Penny.
This transition is part of a succession plan Cobb initiated five years ago when he was the owner of Henny Penny. At that time, he transitioned Henny Penny to an employee owned company via an employee stock ownership plan. At that time Connelly became Henny Penny’s CEO and Cobb served as chairman of the board.
After retiring, Cobb will remain a member of Henny Penny’s board of directors.
In 1975, Steve’s father, Jack Cobb, took an ownership role at Henny Penny. Steve joined Henny Penny in 1988, assuming various roles ranging from sales to manufacturing before becoming president and CEO in 1997.
Steve Cobb is a past officer and president of the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers.