Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Thursday that it David J. Bronczek, 65, had been appointed to its company board of directors.
Bronczek is the recently retired president and COO of FedEx Corp. of Memphis, where he worked for more than 40 years. His roles included leading FedEx Express in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and later serving for 17 years as president and CEO of FedEx Express.
The meat processor said Bronczek has experience as an independent public company director, previously serving on the board of International Paper. He also served as United Way Mid-South Board Chairman.
"Dave is a seasoned leader and we believe his extensive experience managing the logistical operations of a large, global company will benefit our long-term growth efforts," Tyson Foods Chairman John Tyson said in a news release. "We look forward to his input and enthusiasm on the board."
"I was privileged to work with a great team at FedEx for more than four decades and I look forward to working with another great team at Tyson Foods," Bronczek said.
Other current members of the Tyson Foods board are Les R. Baledge, Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., Tyson Foods President Dean Banks, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, Mikel A. Durham, Jonathan D. Mariner, Kevin M. McNamara, Cheryl S. Miller, Jeffrey K. Schomburger, Robert C. Thurber, Barbara A. Tyson and Tyson Foods CEO Noel White.