NEW BERLIN, NY.  — Chobani has named Thomas Ranese as its new chief marketing officer.

Mr. Ranese brings experience with him from previous positions at Abbot, where he held senior marketing leadership roles at Uber and Google.

“Building an innovative, disruptive brand that means something to our consumers is a journey we set out on from our earliest days,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and chief executive officer of Chobani. “The name ‘Chobani’ stands for something better — better ingredients, better quality, better nutrition and a better way of doing business. We wanted to ensure we had the right transformative leader to shepherd our brand in the next phase of our growth and evolution and found that in Thomas. He has a passion to make a difference for humanity and believes in our mission of good food for all. We are excited to welcome him to the Chobani family.”

Mr. Ranese was also the first chief marketing officer for the State of New York.

“I have long admired Chobani, a brand with unrivaled products, unwavering sense of purpose and loyal consumer following — in a space I have loved since growing up working in my dad’s food business,” Mr. Ranese said. “I am excited to share Chobani’s story and expanding set of products with more people to drive growth for the business and further impact the communities Chobani touches.”