Chobani, Inc. has named Andreas Sokollek senior vice president of supply chain and operations, overseeing all new product launches, production planning and materials management initiatives. Sokollek, who brings more than 24 years of operations excellence and project management experience, will report to David Denholm, president and chief operating officer. He will be responsible for all operational aspects at Chobani including manufacturing, engineering, product supply, materials management, purchasing, safety, security, environmental health and sustainability.
The announcement comes as Chobani expands its investment in its core business — product supply, quality and distribution, building a strong leadership team to support continued growth. In October, Chobani named Dr. Alejandro Mazzotta vice president of global quality, food safety, and regulatory affairs in support of the company’s continued commitment to innovation and quality.
“Andreas’ shared vision for making the perfect cup of yogurt, combined with his leadership overseeing some of the most advanced supply chains in the world, will help us meet our commitment to delivering perfection every time,” says Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani’s founder and CEO. “Chobani’s highest priority has always been and always will be the quality of our products. With the announcement of Dr. Mazzotta as our new Vice President of Quality and Andreas today, we are acutely focused on achieving our immediate and long term goals. We will continue to build on this team to not only meet but exceed our stringent quality standards as we prepare for a very strong 2014 and beyond.”