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Plant-based dairy company Miyoko’s Creamery has appointed Stuart Kronauge as its new chief executive officer.
Kronauge succeeds former CFO and interim president Jon Blair. She joins Miyoko’s with an extensive history of marketing and leadership expertise in the food and beverage sector.
After spending 20 years at The Coca-Cola Company in roles that included president of USA operations and senior VP of marketing, Kronauge served as CMO at Beyond Meat. Most recently, she was CEO of The Juice Plus Company.
Commenting on her appointment, Kronauge said: “Stewarding the next era of the leading plant milk dairy brand is a serendipitous next step in my career and personal journey, as a plant-based eater myself”.
“Organically a Miyoko’s loyalist for many years, I’m enthused to continue the important mission and core values of craft, compassion, conviviality and courage on which the company was founded.”
California-based Miyoko’s Creamery was established in 2014 and offers a variety of plant-based artisan butters and cheeses. Its products are available in over 20,000 retailers across the US, including Whole Foods, Sprouts and Walmart.
James Joaquin, co-founder at Obvious Ventures and Miyoko’s Creamery board member, said that Kronauge’s passion for the industry and operational skillset, combined with her “mission-based approach”, will allow for “great momentum and brand growth in a category that continues to celebrate innovation and new disruptors”.
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