Tyson Foods hires chief technology officer

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Scott Spradley, Tyson Foods
Scott Spradley has been named chief technology officer at Tyson Foods.

SPRINGDALE, ARK.— Scott Spradley has been named chief technology officer at Tyson Foods, Inc., effective June 26.

In his new role, Mr. Spradley will lead the company’s information technology team and engage new technologies and systems that enable growth. He also will be part of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team. Devin Graham, who was interim chief technology officer, will remain with the company as vice-president, technology and support, and help Mr. Spradley transition to his new role.

“Scott is a highly accomplished senior executive who has the talent and experience to help us take advantage of emerging technologies,” said Tom Hayes, president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods. “His role is important because technology is a key enabler of sustainable growth.”

Mr. Spradley was chief information officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he has worked since 2008. He recently led efforts to separate I.T. functions after Hewlett Packard split into two companies — Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and HP Inc. Mr. Spradley also worked at Chevron, where he led North American shared services. Additionally, he held several leadership positions at Intel.

Mr. Spradley has a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Diego State University.
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