Tyson Foods has shifted a couple of long-tenured executives over to head the poultry side of its business.
Donnie King, who has been with Tyson since 1982, was made president of its poultry business effective Sept. 3. He has held a variety of executive positions, including president of North American operations, group president of international, and most recently, group president and chief administration officer.
In addition, Chad Martin, who joined Tyson in 1998, will take on the new position of chief operating officer for poultry. Martin has led the company’s poultry and beef businesses and has also served in various leadership roles in food safety and quality assurance.
“I’m pleased to once again lead our poultry business and eager to work with Chad and the team as we explore additional ways to ensure we’re operating safely and efficiently, while meeting the dynamic needs of our customers,” King said in a statement.