Former Tyson CEO Don Tyson Passes Away

Former Tyson Foods, Inc., Chairman/CEO Don Tyson has passed away at age 80 after a brief illness. The son of company founder John Tyson, he led the company from the late 1960s into the early 1990s before retiring in 1995.

Don Tyson was integrally involved in the company's first major stepping stone to becoming a food industry giant: the building and opening of its first chicken processing plant in 1958, a move that first allowed what was then known as Tyson Feed & Hatchery to beco

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