KITTRELL — Walter Beal of Kittrell is the new director of the Food Distribution Division in the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Beal brings a wealth of experience to the position, having worked in the private sector before taking a state job. He told The Daily Dispatch he worked in the Roses warehouse “right out of high school” and stayed there 12 years. He was with Royal Home Fashions for 2½ years.
He also owned and operated J.M. Builders, a construction company, for 18 years. But in 2012, he began his career with the Department of Agriculture, serving