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Nestlé Waters Veteran Joins Chobani As President, COO

Tim Brown
Tim Brown

Yogurt giant Chobani has appointed Tim Brown, who most recently worked at Nestlé Waters, president and COO. He will report to Chobani founder owner, CEO and Chairman Hamdi Ulukaya. Brown will oversee the New York-based company’s operations, sales, marketing, legal and finance teams as it “looks to further increase its category leadership while continuing to deliver on its founding mission of making better food for more people.”

Brown joins Chobani with more than 30 years of experience in the food business. At Nestlé Waters North America, he led the third-largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S. Overseeing a portfolio of brands that included Perrier, San Pellegrino and Poland Spring, he was responsible for $4.3 billion in annual net sales, 8,500 employees, 29 plants and operations in more than 140 communities.

“Tim and I clicked the moment we met,” said Ulukaya. “He’s an amazing leader with views and values I really respect and believe in. With his deep experience in consistently delivering quality growth, he’s the perfect person to partner with me in continuing to lead the new wave of better food for more people. Chobani’s in a very strong position with greater potential than ever before and now, with Tim joining, we’ll grab it.”

Added Brown, “Joining a company like Chobani to partner with someone like Hamdi and this great team is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’ve been following Chobani for years as they have changed the food landscape in this country. I’m thrilled and honored to be coming aboard at a time of such momentum and incredible potential.”

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A former newspaper editor and publisher, she once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, she is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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