Tyson Foods Inc. is planning to make “organizational changes” to increase innovation at the Springdale-based company.
One of those changes is making Donnie King, the poultry group president, the company’s chief operating officer. In this role, King will report directly to Tyson president and CEO Dean Banks.
King is charged with leading efforts to improve “operational excellence” throughout the company. He will continue to serve in his current role.
He will oversee the group presidents of Tyson’s Fresh Meats, Prepared Foods and International divisions, as well as the company’s chief customer officer.
“Consumer preferences are changing and evolving at a rapid pace,” Banks said in a statement. “We must accelerate our pace of change to not only meet but exceed our customers’ expectations while delivering high quality, innovative products. That’s why we’re adapting our organization to enable our businesses to respond rapidly to the changing environment.”