Scott Stillwell, Tyson Foods Inc.
Scott Stillwell is the company's new senior vice president of Food Safety and Quality Assurance.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Dr. Scott Stillwell has been promoted to senior vice president, Food Safety and Quality Assurance (FSQA), Tyson Foods Inc. announced.

Stillwell will provide strategic leadership, direction and guidance for Tyson Foods’ global FSQA discipline, and oversee the company’s commitment to safety and quality for all Tyson Foods products. He most recently served as vice president, food safety and quality assurance for Tyson Foods, supporting the company’s poultry division.

Stillwell joined Tyson Foods in 1988 as a quality control microbiologist. He succeeds Dr. Rick Roop, who plans to retire after 31 years with the company.

“We believe Scott’s extensive experience in food safety and quality assurance, along with his many years with the company, will make him a great leader in this critical role,” Noel White, COO, said in a statement.

 Stillwell earned a Master of Business Administration in international business at Heriot-Watt Univ. and a Ph.D. in poultry science from the Univ. of Arkansas at Fayetteville. In addition to his professional responsibilities, Dr. Stillwell serves on the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations, Peace at Home Family Shelter and the Family Network.