Springdale, Ark. – June 12, 2017 – As part of the company’s strategic focus on technology, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) has hired Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Chief Information Officer Scott Spradley to become the company’s chief technology officer, effective June 26.
Spradley will be part of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team, reporting directly to President and CEO Tom Hayes. He will lead the company’s Information Technology (IT) team and approach to new technologies and systems that enable growth.
“Scott is a highly accomplished senior executive who has the talent and experience to help us take advantage of emerging technologies,” said Hayes. “His role is important because technology is a key enabler of sustainable growth.”
Spradley has been part of Hewlett Packard since 2008 and recently led efforts to separate IT functions when Hewlett Packard split into two Fortune 50 companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. He previously worked at Chevron, one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, where he led North American shared services. He also held several leadership positions at Intel Corporation, including director of greater Asia shared services. Spradley holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Diego State University.
Devin Graham, who served as interim chief technology officer, will remain with the company as vice president, technology and support and help Spradley transition to his new role.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s largest food companies with leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. It’s a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 115 countries. Tyson Foods was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. The company currently has approximately 114,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 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 Foods 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.
Derek Burleson, 479-290-6646, [email protected]