NORWICH, N.Y. — Peter McGuinness has been promoted to president of Chobani, L.L.C. He will be responsible for the yogurt maker’s marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, sustainability, and research and development functions, and report to Hamdi Ulukaya, chief executive officer.
Mr. McGuinness joined Chobani in 2013 as the company’s first chief marketing and brand officer. In 2017, he assumed an expanded role to oversee the newly created demand department, which integrates marketing, sales, insights, product innovation and commercial finance. He will continue to lead the demand function in addition to his new responsibilities.
“Peter has been an amazing member of that journey, and I’m honored and happy to have him as president,” Mr. Ulukaya said. “Passion, intelligence, and collaboration make us who we are, and I love seeing this talent rising up through the company, working side by side to build the future of Chobani. We continue to break down walls, collaborate more, and become closer as leaders, making a better food company for tomorrow.”
Additional promotions announced by the company include Federico Muyshondt as chief customer officer. He will report to Mr. McGuinness. In addition to his current role overseeing retail and international sales activity, Mr. Muyshondt will now focus on category development, shopper marketing, and revenue and trade management.
Jason Blaisure has been named senior vice-president of supply chain. Mr. Blaisure will oversee manufacturing and engineering operations, procurement, logistics and customer service, and contract manufacturing.
Parag Agrawal has been named chief information officer. He will oversee the company’s technological infrastructure and I.T. operations. Grace Zuncic has been named chief people and culture officer. She will remain responsible for maintaining the company’s company culture and human resources capabilities.
The company also announced that Mick Beekhuizen has stepped down as chief financial officer. Michelle Brooks, current treasurer, will serve as interim c.f.o.