The recently announced acquisition of IBP is going to transform Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) into the preeminent protein provider going forward and immediately provide Tyson with the scale and management expertise needed to continue to lead the industry, Tyson chairman, president and chief executive officer, John Tyson, told shareholders at the company's Annual Shareholder's Meeting on Friday (12 January) at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, AR.