SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Tyson Foods Inc. elected Maria Claudia Borras to the board of directors for the company.

Borras currently works as executive vice president of Oilfield Services at Bake Hughes, an international energy technology company. She served in other executive and management roles at Baker Hughes and previously was the chief commercial officer for GE Oil and Gas.

“We’re pleased to welcome Maria to the Tyson board,” said John Tyson, chairman of the board. “The addition of Maria complements our directors’ skills and knowledge, and we’re confident her extensive experience in international business and complex operations will provide valuable perspectives to the leadership team.”

With Borras’ appointment the Tyson board now includes 15 directors.

“I’m excited to join the board and look forward to contributing to Tyson Foods’ ongoing efforts to sustainably feed people in the US and across the world,” Borras said.

In her 25-year career, Borras has specialized in working in industrial manufacturing and services while leading transformations in organizations, growing market share and delivering sustainable results.