Tyson Foods names Hewlett Packard Enterprise executive new chief technology officer

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Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Monday (June 12) the hiring of Scott Spradley as its new chief technology officer. His employment is effective June 26.

Spradley is the chief information officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in California, where he has worked for nine years. He recently led efforts to separate IT functions when Hewlett Packard split into two Fortune 50 companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc.

He previously worked at Chevron, where he led North American shared services. He also held several leadership positions at Intel Corp., including director of greater Asia shared services. Spradley holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Diego State University.

Spradley will report directly to Tyson Foods President and CEO Tom Hayes, according to a company news release.

“Scott is a highly accomplished senior executive who has the talent and experience to help us take advantage of emerging technologies,” Hayes said in the release. “His role is important because technology is a key enabler of sustainable growth.”

Devin Graham, who served as interim chief technology officer, will remain with the company as vice president, technology and support and help Spradley transition to his new role.

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