NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Apron, the leading fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the U.S., today announced two leadership hires to support the company's continued growth and its mission to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. The company has hired Pablo Cussatti as Senior Vice President of Fulfillment and Operations and Tim Smith as Vice President of Supply Chain.
Cussatti is a seasoned supply chain and manufacturing executive with extensive experience managing large-scale operations across the food industry including Campbell Soup and PepsiCo. He joins Blue Apron from Pinnacle Foods, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Manufacturing and was responsible for over 100 internal and external manufacturing sites. In his new role with Blue Apron, Cusatti will oversee Blue Apron's three fulfillment centers in Jersey City, NJ, Arlington, TX and Richmond, CA and lead the company's Operations team as the business continues to scale. Cussatti will focus on managing processes, quality assurance and employee engagement across the fulfillment centers.
"With such a unique operation and fulfillment structure, I am excited to join Blue Apron and work with this growing team to foster a standard of excellence in manufacturing and drive continuous improvement at all levels," Cussatti said.
Smith joins Blue Apron from Tyson Foods, where he most recently served as General Manager for Emerging Brands Group, an incubator for on-trend, fast growing brands. Smith brings 16 years of general management and supply chain development experience to Blue Apron. In his new role, Smith will lead Blue Apron's supply chain team as the company continues to expand its relationship with farmers and suppliers across the country.
"With a robust network of farmers and suppliers, Blue Apron is uniquely positioned to bring sustainably grown, high-quality and seasonal ingredients direct from the source to customers across the country," Smith said. "I am thrilled to join the Blue Apron team to help further the company's mission and ultimately work toward our long-term vision to build a better food system."
Now shipping eight million meals a month, Blue Apron is reinventing the food supply chain from farm to dinner table, making incredible home cooking experiences accessible to customers across the country. For more information on Blue Apron, please visit: www.blueapron.com.
About Blue Apron:
Blue Apron makes incredible home cooking accessible by delivering original recipes and fresh ingredients to customers nationwide. Launched in 2012, Blue Apron is the leading fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the United States and delivers over eight million meals a month to its loyal following of home chefs. By reinventing the grocery supply chain from the farm to the dinner table, Blue Apron is able to source top-quality, seasonal ingredients, that are fresher and more affordable than customers can get on their own at their local supermarket. Chefs around the world wear blue aprons when learning to cook, and the blue apron has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. Blue Apron encourages this lifelong learning by introducing members to new ingredients, flavors and cooking techniques with every recipe it creates. For more information, visit: http://www.blueapron.com.
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