Tyson Foods Inc. president Tom Hayes, who was promoted in June from chief commercial officer, said the Springdale-based company will not hire a replacement for his former position.
“We will shift from having a chief commercial officer to having leaders aligned to focused functions,” Hayes wrote in an internal memo obtained by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.
The changes outlined by Hayes indicate a growing presence of Hillshire Brands executives in the upper levels of the company’s sales division. Tyson Foods acquired Hillshire in Sept. 2014 for $8.5 billion, and has kept open Hillshire’s former Chicago headquarters.
Hayes served as chief supply chain officer for Hillshire, responsible for operations including procurement, manufacturing, food safety and quality,... [ MORE ]