BEDMINSTER, NJ. — Food waste solution provider Do Good Foods has unveiled a new leadership team featuring former executives of Kind Snacks, Nestle SA and Tyson Foods.
Zahir Ibrahim has been named chief financial officer. Mr. Ibrahim has more than 30 years of financial and business leadership experience, including recent roles as CFO of Kind Snacks and Annie’s.
Sheridan Budin has joined Do Good Foods as chief marketing officer. Ms. Budin most recently was founder and head of Nestle’s Boulder Innovation outpost. Prior to Nestle she spent time at Procter & Gamble in the company’s health care brands division.
Bob Davenport has been named chief sales officer. Mr. Davenport joins Do Good Foods from George’s, where he was director of sales. He has more than 20 years of experience in the poultry industry, including 17 years with Tyson Foods, where he helped build retail and foodservice strategies for the company.
Barry Starkman has been named chief manufacturing officer. Mr. Starkman has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing large-scale infrastructure projects. In his new role he will be responsible for the oversight of Do Good Foods’ facility operations.
Catherine Greener has joined the company as chief sustainability officer, where she will lead Do Good Foods’ initiatives addressing climate change and waste reduction. Ms. Greener has more than 20 years of experience counseling and leading large companies and organizations, including Xanterra Travel Collection, Rocky Mountain Institute and Saatchi & Saatchi Sustainability Services.
Do Good Foods officially launched in August after five years in the making. The company was co-founded by co-chief executive officers Justin Kamine and Matthew Kamine and their father, Hal. The company has developed a closed-loop system to collect and convert unsold fruits, vegetables and meats into a nutrient dense animal feed to create sustainable animal protein. In October , asset manager Nuveen invested $169 million in the business.
The first production facility in Fairless Hills, Pa., has the capacity to collect and convert 160 tons of surplus food from approximately 450 grocery stores every day, totaling 60,000 tons a year. The company plans to replicate the model across the country over the next five years. An estimated 48 billion lbs of food waste are generated by grocery stores each year, according to the company.
The first product to launch, Do Good Chicken, will appear in supermarkets, restaurants and other foodservice outlets nationwide early next year.