Greek yogurt processor Chobani Inc., New Berlin, N.Y., today said Andreas Sokollek will oversee all new product launches, production planning and materials management initiatives. He was named Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations.
Sokollek, who brings more than 24 years of operations excellence and project management experience, will report to President and Chief Operating Officer David Denholm. Sokollek will be responsible for all operational aspects at Chobani including manufacturing, engineering, product supply, materials management, purchasing, safety, security, environmental health and sustainability.
The announcement comes as Chobani expands its investment in its core business — product supply, quality and distribution, building a strong leadership team to support continued growth. In October, Chobani named Dr. Alejandro Mazzotta Vice President of Global Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory Affairs in support of the company's continued commitment to innovation and quality.
“Andreas' shared vision for making the perfect cup of yogurt, combined with his leadership overseeing some of the most advanced supply chains in the world, will help us meet our commitment to delivering perfection every time,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani’s Founder and CEO.
Chobani ranks 32nd on the Dairy 100, Dairy Foods' annual list of the largest dairy companies based in the United States and Canada. It reported revenues of $1 billion in 2012.