Business Strategies / Industry News

Tyson CCO becomes Keystone Foods U.S. President

By Lauren R. Hartman, Product Development Editor

Dec 09, 2015

Keystone Foods, West Chester, Pa., names former Tyson Foods chief commercial officer Devin Cole president of Keystone US. Cole will take charge of the company's North American poultry, beef and fish units and report to president and CEO Frank Ravndal. Keystone Foods is a subsidiary of Brazil-based Marfrig Global Foods.

“We’re serious about growth and accelerating the plans we have outlined in our Focus to Win business strategy,” Mr. Ravndal said. “Adding Devin to our executive leadership team is a great reflection of both the current momentum Keystone has as well as our commitment to building an exceptional talent base for the future.”

At Tyson Foods, Cole was responsible for developing combined go-to market strategies for the company’s foodservice and consumer products businesses. During his 16-year tenure with Tyson, he held several senior management positions. He also led account business development efforts within Hudson Foods, Inc.

Keystone Foods furnishes consumer brands with fresh and frozen products, including poultry, beef, fish and pork. Customers include quick-service restaurants, major foodservice and industrial companies and retail outlets. For the year ended Sept. 30, 2015, Keystone Foods had net revenue of $2.7 billion.