Thomas P. Hayes

President and Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Spray

Mr. Hayes is the President and CEO of Ocean Spray.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the cooperative.  He is former president and CEO of Tyson Foods and prior to leading Tyson, Mr. Hayes was Chief Supply Chain Officer at Hillshire Brands and Sara Lee and held significant leadership roles at US Foods, ConAgra and Kraft. 

Mr. Hayes is an Operating Advisor at Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (e2p), a private equity firm that invests in middle market companies in the food industry and serves of the board of directors of Basic American Foods and the University of New Hampshire’s Foundation Board. 

Mr. Hayes earned a BA from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Northwestern University.