SPRINGDALE, ARK. — Stewart F. Glendinning has been named chief financial officer of Tyson Foods, Inc., effective Feb. 10, 2018. He will succeed Dennis Leatherby, who has been c.f.o. since 2008.
Mr. Glendinning joins Tyson Foods from Molson Coors Brewing Co., where he most recently was president and chief executive officer of the international business. He joined Molson Coors in 2005 as c.f.o. for the U.K. and subsequently held the positions of global c.f.o., president and c.e.o. of the U.K. business and president and c.e.o. of the Canada business. Prior to Molson Coors, Mr. Glendinning held senior financial roles with The Hackett Group and KPMG.
“Stewart’s background in both finance and operations will be an important asset to our team as we continue Tyson Foods’ transformation to a modern food company,” said Tom Hayes, president and c.e.o. “In the past year, we have made great progress in building our strategy to grow through differentiated capabilities, deliver ongoing financial fitness through continuous improvement and to sustain our company and our world for future generations. Stewart’s expertise will add depth and dimension as we continue to focus on providing sustainable food at scale to deliver value to all of our stakeholders.”
Mr. Glendinning will join Tyson on Dec. 11, and Mr. Leatherby will stay with the company until April 2018 to ensure a smooth transition, Tyson said.“During his 28 years at Tyson Foods, especially his almost decade as c.f.o., Dennis has been a critical factor in our growth, helping guide the strategic repositioning of the company and our acquisition program during his tenure,” Mr. Hayes said. “On behalf of our board, our executive team and the entire Tyson Foods family, I want to thank him for his countless contributions during his long and distinguished tenure.”