SPRINGDALE, ARK. – Tyson Foods terminated Chris Langholz as international group president on Aug. 26, according to a Form 8-K filed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Langholz was hired to run the company’s international business operations starting in November 2019. 

According to information on his LinkedIn page, Langholz, who lives in Singapore, previously worked as president of Cargill Asia Pacific and spent around 25 years with the company.

In November 2020, Langholz led the charge with Tyson to make overseas acquisitions and joint ventures in various countries, including China, India, Brazil, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, the Netherlands and South Korea.

“We have been aggressively building our overseas presence servicing foodservice and expanding into retail with innovative products,” Langholz said at the time.

In July, Tyson announced that it would be expanding its reach by purchasing a portion of Saudi-based Tanmiah Food Co.

Tyson spokesperson Derek Burleson confirmed that Langholz was no longer with the organization and said the company does not discuss personnel matters.