Former Tyson executive Wendy Davidson has joined McCormick & Co. to drive the spice maker's business with US business-to-business customers.

Davidson has been named vice president, US consumer food manufacturers for McCormick's US industrial group.

Most recently, Davidson was senior vice president and general manager of national accounts and prepared foods for Tyson.

"We see significant growth opportunities in this segment of our business," said Chuck Langmead, president of McCormick's US industrial group. "Wendy brings a breadth of experience in innovative business strategy as well as new business development, and she will provide the strategic leadership we need to capitalise on these growth opportunities with our most important customers."