Greater Omaha Packing Names Childs New VP of Food Safety and Technical Resources

Greater Omaha Packing (, a high-quality supplier of beef, welcomes Kirby Childs, Ph.D., as vice president of food safety and technical resources. Childs will lead the company’s ongoing food safety efforts and oversee company-wide endeavors to integrate the industry’s latest technology. Childs brings extensive education and industry experience to Greater Omaha, with a master’s degree in food science from Oklahoma State University and a doctorate in animal science with specializations in meat science and food science from Colorado State University.

Dr. Childs has extensive experience working with beef and poultry harvest facilities, as well as further processing for multiple proteins. Dr. Childs also led research and development teams and brought products to market for national and regional chains. He has experience in overseeing food safety in facilities having produced ground beef, par-cooked, ready-to-eat, and sous vide.

From pasture to plate since 1920, Greater Omaha Packing has been known for the finest quality beef products, service, and delivery. The company processes 2,400 head of the nation’s finest, high-quality cattle each day for customers in retail, foodservice, and manufacturing. With more than $1 billion in annual sales, nearly 1,000 employees, and beef shipments to more than 70 countries around the world, quality is an all-encompassing attitude at Greater Omaha. To find out more, visit