UA Business Hall of Fame 2015: Donald E. “Buddy” Wray


In early 1965, Buddy Wray moved to Tyson's first Springdale processing plant and began managing both plants. He was still sales manager too. As the business grew, Wray was an integral part of expanding it into cut chicken parts, deboned chicken meat and one of Tyson's early expansions into the Cornish game hen business. That was the beginning of Tyson's sales and marketing as we understand it today.

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