Tofurky Hires Jeff Schulkers as VP of Operations

Nov. 22, 2022
His past jobs were at Darigold, Kraft and Grupo Lala.

Tofurky, one of the earliest creators of plant-based meat analogues, today (Nov. 22) announced the hiring of Jeff Schulkers as vice president of operations.

He has more than a decade of experience in operations and manufacturing management roles for companies that include Darigold, Kraft and Grupo Lala. At Tofurky, Schulkers will direct the company’s Hood River, Ore., facilities to increase output, improve efficiency and support in-house innovation.

Most recently, he held the role of Strategic Operations Director at Darigold, where under his leadership, energy usage was reduced by 16% per gallon produced, wastewater was reduced by 6% per gallon produced and overall waste was reduced by 12%.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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