REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Sheetal Shah has joined Impossible Foods as senior vice president of product and operations. In this role, Shah will oversee the product, operations, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics businesses of the plant-based foods company.
Most recently, Shah was chief operations officer for Verifone, where he spent nearly five years. Before being promoted to COO, he was senior vice president of global supply chain for the company. Previously, he spent two years at Google, where he was corporate vice president of product management and earlier was chief procurement officer.
“I’m a huge fan of the Impossible Burger and am thrilled to join a company whose mission I believe in passionately,” Shah said. “Impossible Foods created the hottest product in the hottest category of food – plant-based meat. My goal is to accelerate the company’s scaleup to meet today’s unprecedented demand and long-term growth.”
In conjunction with the announcement of Shah’s appointment, Impossible Foods unveiled plans to install a second production line at its plant in Oakland, California. The new line will double current capacity at the 68,000-sq.-ft. facility, the company said. Construction on the new line will begin in July and is scheduled to be fully staffed and operational in the fall.