Jan 30, 2020
Organic Valley hires supply chain, marketing & sales leaders
Farmer-owned cooperative Organic Valley recently hired two experts in consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) to new positions on the cooperative’s executive leadership team.
Ty Brannen has been hired as executive vice president of supply chain, while Staci Kring has been hired as chief revenue officer, according to a press release from the company. The two have a combined five decades of experience.
“Their expertise will be extremely valuable as we work to maximize the value of the organic products grown by the farmers who own our cooperative,” Bob Kirchoff, Organic Valley’s chief executive officer said in the release.
Organized in 1988, Organic Valley markets itself as the country’s biggest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand. It represents nearly 2,000 farmers in 34 states who supply organic produce in addition to dairy, eggs and meats.
Here is some more information about the new hires:
Ty Brannen, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain
With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Brannen has focused his career in all aspects of supply-chain leadership from raw material supply to the consumer. For 27 years, he served in leadership positions with several of the world’s top CPG companies, including PepsiCo, Clorox, and more recently, Nestle Waters, where he served as vice president of operations for North America. Immediately prior to joining Organic Valley, Brannen served as senior vice president of supply chain and operations for Emmi Roth, the U.S. subsidiary of Switzerland-based Emmi Group and a leading provider of specialty cheeses.
In his new role, Brannen oversees production, co-manufacturing, internal facilities, logistics, and purchasing.
Staci Kring, Chief Revenue Officer
Kring brings a broad range of successful experience within dairy, specifically around strategy, revenue generation, team collaboration, and profit execution. Her background includes nearly 22 years with Schreiber Foods, one of the largest dairy companies in the world, with annual sales of more than $5 billion. Her roles at Schreiber (starting out as a production manager) included executive vice president of retail sales and senior vice president of retail sales and marketing. Through this experience, Kring brings a demonstrated track record for generating growth and customer satisfaction at food retailers across the United States.
In her new role, Kring takes responsibility for all activities within marketing and sales.