Tyson Foods promotes Tom Hayes to president
Prior to his role as chief commercial officer, Mr. Hayes was president of food service at Tyson Foods.
Previously, Mr. Hayes served as chief supply chain officer for The Hillshire Brands Company, responsible for operations including procurement, manufacturing, food safety and quality, engineering, and logistics. Earlier, he was president of Food Service at Tyson Foods.
Previously, Mr. Hayes was chief supply chain officer at The Hillshire Brands Company, responsible for operations including procurement, manufacturing, food safety and quality, engineering and logistics.
Previously, he was senior vice president and chief supply chain officer for Sara Lee North America, responsible for supply chain activities in North American retail and foodservice. Prior to this role, he was president of Sara Lee Foodservice.
Before joining Sara Lee in 2006, Mr. Hayes served as group vice president of US Foodservice, Inc., where he oversaw the turnaround needs of broad line distribution facilities in the Northeast.
A 29-year veteran of the consumer products industry, he previously held general management, sales and marketing roles at ConAgra Foods, The Fort James Corporation, Stella Foods and Kraft Foods.
Mr. Hayes has served on the board of directors of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) and the executive committee of the board of directors of the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. ■
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