SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. announced that Stewart F. Glendinning has been appointed chief financial officer, effective Feb. 10, 2018.
He will replace Dennis Leatherby, who has been with Tyson Foods for 28 years, serving as CFO since 2008.
Glendinning joins Tyson Foods from Molson Coors Brewing Co. He began his career at Molson Coors in 2005 as chief financial officer, United Kingdom, and subsequently held the positions of global chief financial officer, president & CEO, UK and president & CEO, Canada. Prior to that, Glendinning served in senior financial positions 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 CEO of Tyson Foods. “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.
“This is an exciting time for Tyson Foods, with incredible opportunities to build on the breadth and scope of its standing as one of the world’s premier food companies,” said Glendinning. “I look forward to working with Tom as part of his leadership team to help realize the company’s strategic and operational goals and to support brands that have been such an important part of how we eat for generations.”