Robert C. Thurber

Robert C. Thurber

Director since 2009

Robert’s vast understanding of the food service industry provides Tyson Foods’ board with crucial insight to address the company’s opportunities and challenges.

Robert is also a director of Church Brothers Produce, a grower, processor, and shipper of fresh vegetables located in Salinas, Calif.

He served as vice president of purchasing for Sysco Corporation, the nation’s largest food service marketing and distribution company, from 1987 until he retired in 2007.

Robert held various executive positions with Sysco and, as vice president, was responsible for managing a staff of hundreds of people and directing numerous acquisitions.