Richard Bond resigns from Tyson Foods
January 05, 2009
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
SPRINGDALE, ARK. — Richard Bond has resigned as the president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods, Inc., the world’s largest meat and poultry processing company. Leland Tollett, the former chairman and c.e.o. of the company from 1995 to 1998, will act as interim president and c.e.o. until a successor to Mr. Bond is selected.
Mr. Bond has been president of Tyson Foods since January 2008 and has been its c.e.o. since May 19, 2006. From February 2003 to May 2006, he was chief operating officer and president of the company. Prior to IBP inc.’s acquisition by Tyson Foods in 2001, Mr. Bond was president and c.o.o. of IBP from March 1997 until the merger was completed.
"After seven years of helping lead or leading the world’s largest meat company, I have decided it is in both my best interest personally, and the best interest of the company for me to move on and pursue other interests," Mr. Bond said.