- Tyson Foods CTO Danyel Bischof-Forsyth has departed the company, a spokesperson confirmed to CIO Dive Tuesday. Bischof-Forsyth's departure was first reported by Talk Business and Politics.
- Tyson CIO Doug Kulka has taken over Bischof-Forsyth’s duties, the company said. Kulka’s company profile page was updated Tuesday to reflect his new role as chief information and technology officer.
- Bischof-Forsyth was promoted to CTO in February as part of the company’s tech leadership revamp. She took over for former Chief Technology and Automation Officer Scott Spradley, whose responsibilities were left to IT employees after he departed the company in January.
After a year of executive reshuffling, Tyson Foods underwent several more leadership changes this month.
Stewart Glendinning, president of prepared foods at the company, announced his resignation effective Thursday, according to an SEC filing. Glendinning previously served as CFO at Tyson in 2022, a position currently filled by John Tyson. Glendinning was appointed as CEO at retailer Express last week.
A few months after leaving Tyson, Spradley landed at Lennar as the homebuilding company’s CTO effective April 3. Spradley was also expected to receive $1.4 million in severance pay — two times his annual base salary — in addition to other cash, stock options and awards, according to an SEC filing.
When Bischof-Forsyth was promoted, the company put emphasis on the dual appointment of both the CTO and CIO.
“This dual leadership CIO/CTO model allows for a simultaneous focus on business relationships and operational efficiencies to drive excellence throughout Tyson Foods,” a company spokesperson told CIO Dive in February. “It will allow Tyson Foods to prioritize system optimization and process improvement while also advancing business innovation and automation.”