New Year, new executive. At least, that’s Tyson Foods’ motto as it announced the appointment of Brady Stewart as Group President, Fresh Meats. Beginning at the start of 2023, the tenured leader will be responsible for strengthening the competitiveness of the company’s beef and pork businesses through innovation, technology, data, and analytics.
“The reputation of Tyson Foods and its products are world-renowned, and I am delighted to be joining the team to help drive growth and deliver for its customers and consumers,” said Stewart. “I look forward to helping strengthen the company’s competitiveness as OneTyson by accelerating innovation and streamlining operations.”
In his new role, Stewart will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Donnie King, a release stated. He will focus on optimizing business processes and building efficiencies in the operational and commercial activities of Tyson Foods.
Stewart has over two decades of experience in the protein industry, having previously spent time at Smithfield Foods where he served as Chief Operating Officer since 2021. While in that role, he led the company’s business across its more than 500 company-owned farms and 46 production facilities in the United States.
Prior to his role as COO at Smithfield, he was Chief Manufacturing Officer and Executive Vice President, U.S. Hog Production. Stewart also spent time at Kansas City Sausage Company as COO, among other leadership roles.
“Brady is a well-respected, proven industry leader who will help position us for continued success,” said King. “His background in building business strategies that drive outcomes and identify efficiencies across complex supply chains is critical for this role.”
As Stewart steps into his new role, Shane Miller will conclude more than 30 years of service at Tyson Foods. The pair will work closely to ensure a smooth transition.
Congratulations to Brady Stewart on his new role!