Blue Apron hires two new executives from Pinnacle Foods, Tyson
Sept. 19, 2016
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
The meal delivery company welcomes a new senior VP of fulfillment and supply chain VP.
NEW YORK – Blue Apron, the fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service, has hired Pablo Cussatti as senior vice president of fulfillment and operations and Tim Smith as vice president of supply chain. Cussatti joins Blue Apron from Pinnacle Foods where he served as senior vice president of supply chain manufacturing. Smith comes to Blue Apron from Tyson Foods, where he served as general manager for emerging brands group.
"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.
In his new role, Cusatti will oversee Blue Apron's three fulfillment centers in Jersey City, New Jersey, Arlington, Texas and Richmond, California, and will lead the company’s Operations team. Cusatti also previously worked for Campbell Soup and PepsiCo.
Smith brings 16 years of general management and supply chain development experience to his new role at Blue Apron.
"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."
Blue Apron now ships 8 million meals per month.