Don Tyson a Titan of the Industry, National Chicken Council Says

Jan 06, 2011, 11:58 ET from National Chicken Council

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Chicken Council released the following statement on the death of Don Tyson, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc.:

Don Tyson was a titan of the modern chicken industry.  From the beginning of his leadership of his company, he saw the future of the industry and worked to make his vision a reality.  He was a pioneer in moving beyond commodity chicken to value-added products and in the development of new products and international markets.  Don Tyson was a key figure in transforming the industry into the powerhouse it is today.  Not only his family and his company have suffered a loss, but the entire industry as well. 

Don Tyson was named a "Pioneer of the Industry" by the National Chicken Council in 2004 in recognition of his lifetime of achievements.

The National Chicken Council represents integrated chicken producer-processors, the companies that produce and process chickens.  Member companies of NCC account for more than 95 percent of the chicken sold in the United States.

SOURCE National Chicken Council