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Last updated on Thursday, July 28, 2016, 11:48 am

Tom Hayes

Tyson Foods Inc. Continues Evolution

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 ]

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