REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — Sheetal Shah has joined Impossible Foods as senior vice-president of product and operations. In this role, Mr. Shah will oversee the product, operations, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics businesses of the plant-based foods company.
Most recently, Mr. Shah was chief operations officer for Verifone, where he spent nearly five years. Before being promoted to c.o.o., he was senior vice-president of global supply chain for the company. Previously, he spent two years at Google, where he was corporate vice-president of product management and earlier was chief procurement officer.
“I’m a huge fan of the Impossible Burger and am thrilled to join a company whose mission I believe in passionately,” Mr. Shah said. “Impossible Foods created the hottest product in the hottest category of food — plant-based meat. My goal is to accelerate the company’s scaleup to meet today’s unprecedented demand and long-term growth.”
In conjunction with the announcement of Mr. Shah’s appointment, Impossible Foods unveiled plans to install a second production line at its plant in Oakland, Calif. The new line will double current capacity at the 68,000-square-foot facility, the company said. Construction on the new line will begin in July and is scheduled to be fully staffed and operational in the fall.