Advancing Into a New Position

Yazoo Employee Receives A Promotion

Richard Smarsh joined the Yazoo Mills team in January 2013 as a Maintenance Lead and was quickly promoted to Project and Facilities Manager.  Richard brings a lot of experience and knowledge to our team. His background includes an Associate’s Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from The Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University as well as 21 years of service in the Air Force as Aviation Air Craft Maintenance, 10 years as a supervisor and five years as a manager.

Since Richard’s new promotion, he has led several projects such as re-roofing the two oldest buildings at our New Oxford plant, installing brand new and efficient lighting throughout the plant and offices, painting the plant walls, supervising all maintenance for production equipment and is now in the process of adding new production lines to our plant.  He makes sure that our facility is always up-to-date and we are delighted to have him on our team.  Congratulations on your promotion, Richard!