EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. — Two veterans of Tyson Foods, Inc. are joining the leadership team at Beyond Meat, Inc. Doug Ramsey has been named chief operating officer, and Bernie Adcock has been tapped for the newly created role of chief supply chain officer.
Mr. Ramsey spent three decades with Tyson Foods, where he held several leadership roles that included group president of the poultry segment and president of the global McDonald’s business. A 31-year veteran of Tyson Foods, Mr. Adcock most recently was chief supply chain officer there, helping to scale the company’s poultry business.
At Beyond Meat, Mr. Ramsey and Mr. Adcock will be involved in growing the company’s operations, supply chain and manufacturing in the United States, European Union and China, and driving efficiencies to reduce costs. The pair joins the company during a period of rapid innovation and commercialization. Beyond Meat has introduced more than a dozen new products in the past two years. Over the past year, the company has established key partnerships with McDonald’s, Yum! Brands and PepsiCo, Inc.
“After a long and careful search, I could not be more thrilled to announce the arrival of Doug Ramsey and Bernie Adcock at Beyond Meat,” said Ethan Brown, founder and chief executive officer of Beyond Meat. “Doug and Bernie bring a proven track record of impressive operational excellence in the protein industry that our global partners, customers, and consumers expect and deserve. As we’ve made clear, we are investing today in tomorrow’s growth, whether by adding to our best-in-class management team or by building out operations around the world, to advance our vision of being the global protein company of the future.”