NORWICH, N.Y. — Paul Zollinger has been named executive vice-president of supply chain for Chobani, L.L.C. In this role, Mr. Zollinger will be responsible for manufacturing and engineering operations, global procurement, global quality assurance, logistics and customer service and supply chain planning, Chobani said.
Mr. Zollinger joins Chobani from Nestle S.A., where he was most recently vice-president of supply chain for Nestle Waters North America. He spent 26 years with Nestle in roles of increasing leadership, including as director of engineering and purchasing and vice-president and chief purchasing officer of Nestle Business Services. Prior to Nestle, Mr. Zollinger spent eight years at PepsiCo, Inc. in its Frito-Lay division in engineering and managerial roles.Mr. Zollinger is the second Nestle executive to leave the company and join Chobani this year. In March, Tim Brown was named president and chief operating officer of Chobani after serving as president and chief executive officer of Nestle Waters North America.