Miyoko's Creamery was founded in 2014 by Miyoko Schinner.
Dairy alternatives company Miyoko’s Creamery has filed a lawsuit against its founder and former CEO, Miyoko Schinner, with whom the company announced last week it had “parted ways”.
Schinner took to LinkedIn in response to the news, stating: “There are wild untruths about me that are designed to destroy me and get me out of the way. I have been cooperative with the company since my termination.”
Miyoko’s Creamery has reportedly accused her of stealing confidential information and trade secrets after being dismissed as CEO last year.
According to an earlier LinkedIn post by Schinner, her removal as chief executive occurred in June 2022 and “negotiations” for her continued involvement stalled before Christmas.
The post continued: “As we worked to grow the business, conflict grew around the best path forward for future growth while continuing to live our values, founded on the principles of veganism and animal rights, as well as our B Corp status. That we find ourselves here is representative of the extent to which my views and approach have not always prevailed (especially in the past two years).”
CFO Jon Blair has assumed the role of interim president, according to Miyoko’s Creamery.
Blair commented: “Looking towards the future and exponential growth of the company, we are excited to continue and expand upon our brand mission…We also plan to make our current portfolio of products more available and to innovate products with simple, vegan ingredients, time-honoured techniques and delicious flavours.”
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