Officials from Tyson Foods, Inc., announced the promotions of Donnie D. King to senior group vice president of poultry and prepared foods and Noel White to senior group vice president of Tyson Fresh Meats.

King has held a variety of senior management positions since joining Tyson Foods in 1982, including group vice president of poultry and prepared foods and group vice president of refrigerated and deli, fowl and export sales. He has a degree in business management from the University of Arkansas-Monticello. He fills a vacancy left by Donnie Smith’s recent promotion to president and chief executive officer of Tyson.

White joined IBP, Inc., now Tyson Fresh Meats, as a pork sales representative in 1983 and has subsequently held numerous sales and management positions, including senior vice president of pork margin management and group vice president of Tyson Fresh Meats. White has a master's degree in business administration from Oklahoma City University. He succeeds Jim Lochner, who is now Tyson's chief operating officer.

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