EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. — Sanjay Shah has joined Beyond Meat, Inc. as chief operating officer. In this new role, he will be responsible for the plant-based protein company’s global operations and production.

Mr. Shah was most recently senior vice-president of energy operations at Tesla. Before that, he spent seven years in a variety of leadership roles at Amazon, including vice-president of North American fulfillment centers. Prior to Amazon, Mr. Shah was managing director of Southeast Asia for MFG.com, and earlier he was executive director at Dell, Inc. Mr. Shah began his career in 1996 as a senior engineering manager for Pactiv, L.L.C.

“Sanjay brings a wealth of experience in scaling and operating very high growth businesses, none more important in our consideration than Amazon, where Sanjay managed a majority percentage of North American fulfillment over the course of his career,” said Ethan Brown, president and chief executive officer of Beyond Meat. “Sanjay's focus on making operational excellence a sustained competitive advantage, his experience in and appetite for global expansion, along with shared values and a tireless work ethic, makes him a welcome addition to the Beyond Meat family.”