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McNair to Lead Tyson Consumer Products


Scott McNair has been named Group Vice President of Consumer Products for Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), company officials announced today. He will oversee marketing and sales for all divisions within Tyson Foods’ Consumer Products business, including Deli, Processed Meats, Wholesale Clubs, and Retail.

McNair has 20 years of experience in the food industry. He has been part of Tyson Foods for almost seven years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Case Ready Meats. He has also previously held various management positions with other food companies, including ConAgra Frozen Foods, Acosta, Morrison Lamothe, and Stouffer Foods.

McNair replaces Rob DeMartini, who joined Tyson in 2006 but is leaving to become chief executive officer of New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts.

“Scott is a proven leader, with an extensive background in the food business,” said Bill Lovette, senior group vice president of Poultry and Prepared Foods for Tyson. “We believe he has the skills to capitalize on the organizational progress made during Rob’s tenure, which has included renewed focus on creating demand and growing our business.”

Recent strategic changes in the Tyson Consumer Products Group have included increasing the company’s analytical capacity and understanding of existing and emerging consumer needs. More specifically, the company has become more focused on helping consumers become “mealtime heroes” by providing fresh and healthy mealtime solutions that are either homemade with help, fast and flexible, or ready now.

McNair, 44, is a native of Cinnaminson, New Jersey. He holds a master’s degree in business from Fontbonne College of St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Messiah College of Grantham, Pennsylvania.

Tyson Foods, Inc. [NYSE: TSN], founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products, which are marketed under the “Powered by Tyson®” strategy. Tyson is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, providing products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than 80 countries. The company has approximately 107,000 Team Members employed at more than 300 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.


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