SPRINGDALE, ARK. – Recently retired president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corp., David J. Bronczek, has been appointed to the board of directors of Tyson Foods Inc., the company announced May 21.

Bronczek worked for FedEx for more than 40 years, starting as a courier and moving up over the years into management positions. His roles included leading FedEx Express in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and later serving for 17 years as president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express.

“Dave is a seasoned leader and we believe his extensive experience managing the logistical operations of a large, global company will benefit our long-term growth efforts,” said John Tyson, chairman. “We look forward to his input and enthusiasm on the board.”

Bronczek said, “I was privileged to work with a great team at FedEx for more than four decades and I look forward to working with another great team at Tyson Foods.”

Other current members of the Tyson board are: Les R. Baledge, Gaurdie E. Banister Jr., Mike Beebe, Mikel A. Durham, Jonathan D. Mariner, Kevin M. McNamara, Cheryl S. Miller, Jeffrey K. Schomburger, Robert C. Thurber, Barbara A. Tyson, Dean Banks, president of Tyson Foods, and Noel White, CEO of Tyson.