Sector News

Peter McGuinness appointed Chobani president as CFO leaves

August 29, 2019
Food & Drink

Chobani has restructured its management team with chief marketing and commercial officer Peter McGuinness promoted to the position of president, effective immediately.

The US yogurt maker has also announced the departure of CFO Mick Beekhuizen, who will be replaced on an interim basis by current treasurer Michelle Brooks.

In addition to his current responsibilities, McGuinness will also oversee Chobani’s supply chain, manufacturing, sustainability, and research and development functions.

Chobani said it is continuing its efforts to shift towards a nimbler, team-centric way of organising – a model that was tested through the combination of the company’s sales, marketing and new product development functions under McGuinness in 2017.

“We created this company with people at the centre, and they are the reason for where we are today,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani. “Peter has been an amazing member of that journey, and I’m honoured and happy to have him as president.

“Passion, intelligence and collaboration make us who we are, and I love seeing this talent rising up through the company, working side by side to build the future of Chobani. We continue to break down walls, collaborate more, and become closer as leaders, making a better food company for tomorrow.”

As a result of a series of new appointments, 50% of Chobani’s executive team will now be comprised of female leaders.

Earlier this month, the company opened a 71,000-square-foot Innovation & Community Centre at its Twin Falls, Idado, plant to boost the development of new products.

Source: FoodBev

Related News

May 16, 2021

Most people would at least consider trying cultured meat

Food & Drink

Just a few years ago, cultured meat (aka cultivated meat, lab-grown meat, cell-based meat) seemed as far away as flying cars. But today, like flying cars, meat grown outside of an animal may be a lot closer than we think.

May 16, 2021

Bel Group promotes Béliot to chief executive as it splits chairman and CEO roles

Food & Drink

The shift marks a new stage in the governance of Bel, allowing the company to continue implementing its strategy which focuses on three product families – dairy, plant-based and fruit.

May 16, 2021

Chameleons inspire color-changing artificial material to detect seafood spoilage

Food & Drink

Scientists in China and Germany have designed an artificial material mimicking chameleon skin to detect seafood freshness by changing color.

Send this to a friend