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  • Tyson Foods said Donnie King, its current chief operating officer, has been named president and CEO, the company said in a statement. Current President and CEO Dean Banks is leaving the company and board for personal reasons. He only recently became CEO in October 2020.
  • The meat and poultry processor said King has more than 36 years of experience in the protein business, holding a variety of executive leadership positions involving virtually all facets of the company including poultry, beef, pork, prepared foods and international. He also has worked in other important areas, such as food safety and quality assurance as well as health and safety.
  • King’s appointment to the top job at Tyson marks the latest change in the position for the Arkansas-based company. He is the fifth CEO at Tyson in the last five years.

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