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Tyson Foods Has New Group President of Fresh Meats

Former Smithfield Foods Chief Operating Officer Brady Stewart will be responsible for strengthening the competitiveness on Tyson’s beef and pork businesses.

Brady Stewart, Tyson Foods

Brady Stewart is now Tyson Foods’ group president, fresh meats, assuming the responsibility for strengthening the competitiveness of the company’s beef and pork businesses through innovation, technology, data, and analytics. Stewart’s focus will also include optimizing business processes and building efficiencies in the operational and commercial activities of the business.

Stewart has more than 20 years of experience in the protein industry, including serving as Smithfield Foods chief operating officer since 2021, leading Smithfield’s business across its more than 500 company-owned farms and 46 production facilities in the U.S. and developing operating systems that aligned efforts across different segments of the business to drive efficiencies and optimize business activities and outcomes. Additionally, he was responsible for operations of the company’s vertically integrated domestic supply chain, including sourcing and procurement, transportation, warehousing, and logistics.


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Stewart previously held the positions of chief manufacturing officer and executive vice president, U.S. hog production at Smithfield. Prior to joining Smithfield, he was the chief operating officer at the Kansas City Sausage Company.

“Brady is a well-respected, proven industry leader who will help position us for continued success,” says Donnie King, Tyson Foods president and chief executive officer. “His background in building business strategies that drive outcomes and identify efficiencies across complex supply chains is critical for this role.”

“The reputation of Tyson Foods and its products are world renowned, and I am delighted to be joining the team to help drive growth and deliver for its customers and consumers,” says Stewart. “I look forward to help strengthening the company’s competitiveness as OneTyson by accelerating innovation and streamlining operations.”


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