board of directors
Mr. Richard L. Bond has over forty years of business experience in the food industry. Mr. Bond was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Tyson Foods in May 2006 and oversaw all operations and sales for the company until his retirement in 2009. He was also a member of the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Bond served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Tyson Foods from 2003 to 2006 and was Co-Chief Operating Officer and Group President, Fresh Meats and Retail, from 2001 to 2003. He previously served as President and COO of IBP, Inc. from 1997 until its acquisition by Tyson in September 2001. He was also a member of IBP's board of directors. Bond joined IBP in 1980 as an administrative assistant and served in several other management positions, including President of IBP's Fresh Meats Division, Vice President-Boxed Beef Sales and Group Vice President-Beef Sales and Marketing. He was appointed an IBP president and named a director in 1995, and became Chief Operating Officer in 1997. Mr. Bond holds a degree in business administration from Elizabethtown College of Pennsylvania. He worked for several other food companies, including Pet, Inc., before joining IBP. He has been involved in the food industry since 1969 and is an active investor in multiple technology start-up companies.