Miyoko’s Creamery Names Former Coca-Cola and Beyond Meat Exec to CEO Role

Aug. 1, 2023
Stuart Kronauge brings extensive experience in marketing and leadership to her new role with the plant milk dairy manufacturer.

Sonoma County, Calif.-based plant milk dairy processor Miyoko’s Creamery has announced the appointment of Stuart Kronauge to its CEO position, succeeding former CFO and interim president Jon Blair in the role.

Kronauge is a veteran leader in food and beverage, having served in marketing and leadership roles at Coca-Cola and Beyond Meat, and she is expected to leverage that background to help advance the accessibility of plant-based products for Miyoko’s moving forward.

“Stewarding the next era of the leading plant milk dairy brand is a serendipitous next step in my career and personal journey, as a plant-based eater myself,” said Kronauge in a release from the company. “Organically a Miyoko’s loyalist for many years, I’m enthused to continue the important mission and core values of craft, compassion, conviviality and courage on which the company was founded.”

Kronauge spent 20 years at Coca-Cola, serving as president of USA Operations and senior vice president of marketing, and also was the chief marketing officer for Beyond Meat before taking on her most recent role as CEO of The Juice Plus+ Co.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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