In the wake of the of Keystone Foods acquisition, which was completed in November 2018, Tyson Foods has announced changes in its executive line-up.
The modifications are part of the US meat company’s ongoing growth strategy and will go into effect on January 28, 2019.
Tyson has revealed Chad Martin will be promoted to Group President, Poultry, after serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Tyson Fresh Meats. Martin has been with the company ever since 1996, back when Tyson was known as IBP. Inc.
Tyson Foods’ previous President of North American Operations, Donnie King will make a come-back towards the end of the month to once again lead the company’s international business, as Group President, International. King is a veteran of Tyson Foods, as he first joined the ranks in 1982. Prior to his leaving the company in 2017, he filled various roles including President of Prepared Foods.
Lastly, Doug Ramsey will be stepping down from his role as Group President, Poultry which he has held since 2017. He will transition towards the newly created role of President, Global McDonald’s Business and take the lead in managing Tyson’s relationship with one of its largest customers. Ramsey came on board Tyson Foods in 1992.
Tyson also said that as part of the acquisition Keystone Foods’ CEO Frank Ravndal will “be leaving to pursue other opportunities”.
The corporation bought Keystone for USD2.16bn and the deal brought Tyson eight plants and three innovation centers in China, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia.