Tyson Foods names Donnie Smith CEO

SPRINGDALE Ark. The board of directors of Tyson Foods Inc. has named Donnie Smith president and chief executive.

The appointment of Smith, who previously was senior vice president of Poultry and Prepared Foods, is effective immediately, the company said Thursday. He succeeds Leland Tollett, who has served as interim president and CEO since January.

 

In addition, the company promoted Jim Lochner to the post of chief operating officer.

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