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Buddy Wray

Former Tyson Executive Buddy Wray Named to Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Board announced Thursday four inductees who will join the Arkansas Hall of Fame in 2015, and Donald “Buddy” Wray, a former Tyson Foods Inc. executive, is one of them.   Wray was president of the Springdale-based company from 1991 until he retired in 2000, and he served on its board of directors from 1994 to 2003, according to a press release from Walton College. In 2008, he returned to Tyson to take on the role of executive vice president-special assistant to the president and chief executive officer. Wray started as a service technician at Tyson in the early 1960s, but soon worked his way up to plant manager, leading the Rogers plant and the Springdale plant at different... [ MORE ]

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