Upfield Appoints Tim Brown as new Regional CEO for the Americas
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, 05 August 2019 – Upfield has appointed Tim Brown as its new Regional CEO for the Americas. Tim oversees Upfield’s business in the United States, Canada, and Latin America and joins the company as it seeks to expand its leadership in delicious, all-natural plant-based nutrition products that are good for you and better for the planet. Tim reports to David Haines, Group Chief Executive Officer, Upfield BV, and is a member of the Upfield Executive Committee.
Brown joins Upfield from Chobani, where he was President and Chief Operating Officer. Hebrings more than 30 years of experience in the food business. Prior to Chobani, Brown had along career at Nestle as CEO of the North American water business and before that as CEO of all Canada operations. Brown and his team, pioneered the bottle water business, creating a portfolio of brands that became the recognized market leaders. Brown started his career at Proctor & Gamble. He has also been on the board of directors for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, Grocery Foundation of Canada, Food Marketing Institute and the Food and Consumer Products of Canada.
“Joining Upfield is an extraordinary chance to impact a food movement that is growing by leaps and bounds and to make a difference in healthy eating and a sustainable world through thecompany’s iconic brands and innovations,” says Brown. “As more consumers are turning to diets that include plant-based foods, the potential to transform the way people eat, to define a unique food category, and positively impact the people’s health is an exciting prospect.”
Upfield’s operations in the Americas includes production, distribution and sales operations throughout the three regions.