Tyson Foods has promoted Doug Ramsey to president of poultry operations, overseeing the company’s poultry business units. Ramsey succeeds Noel White, who was promoted to chief operations officer in February.

Ramsey had previously served as a senior vice president in the poultry business unit, managing a portion of the business which included servicing key foodservice national accounts, retail fully cooked Tyson branded products and the school lunch program.  

“I’m pleased to announce Doug’s promotion,” White said. “His extensive experience in the poultry industry, his focus on operations excellence and his ability to build strong teams are the right skills to guide our poultry business in the future.”


Ramsey joined Tyson Foods in 1992 and has gained valuable experience in various roles of escalating responsibility throughout his career. He has served in both domestic and international roles in multiple business units.

Ramsey earned a Bachelor of Science in agricultural business from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas.

Tyson Foods is the largest broiler company in the United States, having produced 174.29 million pounds of ready-to-cook chicken on a weekly basis in 2016, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database. The diversified company, headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, is also a leading turkey processor, having slaughtered 334 million pounds of live turkeys in 2016.