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Tyson Names King as CEO

On June 2nd, Tyson Foods announced the hiring of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from its own ranks to replace Dean Banks who announced his own plans to step down from the position of CEO. Donnie King will take the helm and advance from his position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Tyson. According to the announcement from Tyson, King has more than 36 years of experience in the protein business, holding a variety of executive leadership positions involving virtually all facets of the company including poultry, beef, pork, prepared foods and international. He has also provided executive oversight of other important areas, such as food safety and quality assurance, health and safety, continuous improvement, engineering, and supply chain.

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