Tyson Foods reorganizes enterprise team, appoints Stewart Glendinning to head Prepared Foods unit

USA- Tyson Foods has announced three significant changes to the company’s enterprise leadership team as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance operational excellence.

As part of the changes, Stewart Glendinning will leave his position as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Tyson to become Group President, Prepared Foods.

Glendinning joined Tyson Foods in 2017 from Molson Coors Brewing Company, where he was President & CEO.

The American multinational corporation has also appointed John R. Tyson as the new chief financial officer.

John R. Tyson will continue to oversee enterprise strategy and sustainability initiatives as part of the company’s dedication to creating a more sustainable protein system.

He worked in investment banking, private equity, and venture capital, notably at J.P. Morgan, before joining Tyson Foods in 2019.

Amy Tu has been named President, International & Chief Administrative Officer, expanding her current enterprise leadership role as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Global Governance & Corporate Affairs.

Tu joined Tyson Foods in 2017 as General Counsel. Prior to joining Tyson Foods, she held various global leadership roles at the Boeing Company and Walmart.

These shifts draw on the individual strengths of these leaders and the broad expertise that exists within the company’s management team

Donnie King, Tyson Foods President & Chief Executive Officer Tweet

“These shifts draw on the individual strengths of these leaders and the broad expertise that exists within the company’s management team,” said Donnie King, Tyson Foods President & Chief Executive Officer. 

“Stewart has the financial and operational background, as well as the proven organizational management skills, needed to help unlock the full potential of our iconic consumer brands within Tyson’s Prepared Foods business. “

He noted that John R. Tyson is a dynamic next-generation company leader, and this combined role will enable him to further develop and drive the company’s future strategy. 

He added that Amy has extensive international experience and is a proven enterprise leader who builds high-performing teams and her global mindset will help them continue to grow our international business.

Recently, the Springdale, Ark.-based company announced its commitment of US$2.5 million to address food insecurity by partnering with Feeding America® member food banks to provide greater access to protein in communities facing hunger.

In September, during Hunger Action Month, Tyson is also donating 2.5 million pounds of protein, the equivalent of 10 million meals, to alleviate hunger.

Tyson Foods will allocate US$1 million of its donation to support Equitable Food Access grants with a focus on communities of color and/or people living in rural communities.

US$1.5 million donation will go towards Feeding America and member food banks’ efforts to expand capacity to repack bulk or private label protein products into family-size quantities.

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