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Tyson Restructures Executive Lineup

Tyson Restructures Executive Lineup

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Following its recent acquisition of Keystone Foods, Tyson Foods announced plans to reorganize several executive positions and responsibilities.

Noel White, President and CEO, Tyson Foods“This refinement of our team will help us to take advantage of our biggest growth opportunities, which are value-added foods and international markets,” President and CEO Noel White said. “I look forward to working with this team to deliver results for our customers, consumers, investors and team members.”

Effective January 28, 2019, the company will enact the following changes for executives reporting to White:

Chad Martin

Chad Martin, Poultry Group President, Poultry, Tyson This former Senior Vice President and General Manager, Beef Enterprise for Tyson Fresh Meats, is being promoted to Group President, Poultry. According to a press release, Martin joined IBP, inc., a company which would later became Tyson Fresh Meats, in 1996. He has since has held a number of management positions at Tyson, including Vice President of Strategy and Margin Enhancement for the company’s beef business.  

Donnie King

Donnie King, Group President, International, TysonPreviously Tyson Foods’ President of North American operations, King is returning to head the company’s international business as Group President, International. King will be responsible for the overall international growth strategy, global business models, and overseas operations. King, who joined Tyson Foods in 1982, has held roles of increasing responsibility including as President of Prepared Foods and Senior group vice president of Poultry and Prepared Foods until leaving the company in 2017.

Doug Ramsey

Doug Ramsey, President, Global McDonald's Business, TysonFormerly Group President, Poultry since 2017,Ramsey will take on the newly created role of President, Global McDonald’s Business. Prior to his new work with the key Tyson Foods customer, Ramsey served as President of Poultry Operations and Senior Vice President of Big Bird and Fowl, Value Added.

Frank Ravndal

Frank Ravndal, Former President and CEO, Keystone Foods The former President and CEO of Keystone Foods will be leaving to pursue other opportunities. He will remain through March to assist with the integration process, according to a press release.

“We’re very optimistic about the opportunities in the global market. It’s estimated 90 percent of the global growth in protein demand will be outside of the U.S. and 60 percent of the total demand will be in Asia,” White continued. “Donnie’s previous experience growing both our domestic and international businesses position him to lead all aspects of our international efforts and deliver continuous top and bottom line growth.”

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