Beyond Meat COO Suspended After ‘Road Rage’ Charges

Sept. 22, 2022
The former Tyson executive had been with Beyond since December.

Beyond Meat has suspended its chief operating officer following an alleged “road rage” incident in which he bit the nose of another motorist.

Doug Ramsey, 53, was arrested following an incident after a University of Arkansas football game Sept. 17. As Ramsey was attempting to drive out of a parking garage near Razorback Stadium, he allegedly became angered when another driver edged in front of him. Ramsey “punched through the back windshield” of the offending car and, when the other driver got out, started hitting him and bit the tip of his nose, according to a police report quoted by KWNA-TV.

Ramsey was charged with terroristic threatening and third-degree battery. Beyond Meat announced Sept. 20 that he had been suspended, with his duties taken over on an interim basis by Johnathan Nelson, senior VP for manufacturing operations.

Ramsey was named COO of Beyond Meat last December. He previously had worked as head of retail poultry operations and other positions at Tyson Foods.

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