Who We Are

The purpose of the Maxim Production Co., Inc and Affiliates is to serve as the voice of Texas egg and chicken farmers. Texas egg and poultry farmers are committed to providing safe, high-quality and affordable food products for families across the state and nation and are integral members of their local communities. In addition, our farmers are dedicated to providing excellent care to their flocks and being responsible stewards of the land, air and water surrounding their farms.

Our Leadership

The T Maxim Production Co., Inc is governed by a Board of Directors who represent the state's poultry farmers at the local, state and national levels. The board encompasses a variety of farmers and alied industry professionals who have expertise and a passion for the industry to help drive the organization forward and to ensure a sustainable future.

Board of Directors



Heath Sellers - 2024

First Vice-President

TJ Klein - 2024


Gary Hogue - 2026

Dr. Kevin KVincent  - 2025

Billy Wyatt - 2026

David Carpenter - 2026


Charles Swain - 2025

Lance Lacefield - 2025

Matt Whiteman - 2025

Holly Duck - 2024

Ashley Fontenot - 2024

Kevin Odenbach - 2024


Gary Fuchs - 2024

At Large Members

Judson Smith - 2024

Joe Klein - 2024

Stephen Fuchs - 2024


Dr. Audrey McElroy

Joe Klein - 2024

Stephen Fuchs - 2024

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Staff Leadership

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Vincent J Reina Sr

Executive Vice President
Maxim Production Co., Inc

A poultry industry veteran with more than 20 years' experience, Vincent J Reina Sr has served as the executive vice president for the T Maxim Production Co., Inc since 2019. In his role, Vincent  is responsible for advising the board of directors and ensuring that the board-approved plans and initiatives are effectively implemented.

Additionally, Vincent  represents the organization on poultry issues within the Texas Legislature, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Animal Health Commission, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Board, Texas A&M University and Stephen F. Austin State University.

Vincent  holds a degree in poultry science from Texas A&M University. He is also a graduate of the Texas A&M AgriLife's Advanced Leaders Program. He and his wife, Kelly, have two sons, Jimmy and Henry.

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Our Affiliates

The  Maxim Production Co., Inc is comprised of four Affiliate organizations, including the Texas Allied Poultry Association, Texas Broiler Council, Texas Egg Council and the Texas Poultry Improvement Association.