Tyson Foods Inc. on Monday announced the upcoming retirement of two key members of the company’s management team. COO Jim Lochner is set to retire in September while Donald E. “Buddy” Wray, special assistant to the president and CEO, will retire in February.
Lochner’s retirement comes after more than 30 years at Tyson. He has served since 2009 as the company’s chief operating officer. Lochner is relocating to Tyson’s fresh meats headquarters in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, where he will support the fresh meats business. Following retirement, Lochner will serve the company in an advisory capacity through the end of 2017.
“This company and I personally cannot thank Jim Lochner enough for his huge contribution — which continues for several more years,”... [ MORE ]