USA – America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, Organic Valley has named Ty Brannen and Staci Kring to newly created positions on the cooperative’s executive leadership team its leadership team.

Ty Brannen, a seasoned profession in the consumer packaged goods industry joins Organic Valley as the new executive vice president of supply chain while Staci Kring was appointed as chief revenue officer.

The farmer-owned cooperative said that Brannen and Kring will focus on improving the cooperative’s supply chain and marketing and sales operations. 

“Ty and Staci bring us proven leadership success that will help us improve our competitive position in a challenging market,” said Bob Kirchoff, Organic Valley’s chief executive officer.

“Their expertise will be extremely valuable as we work to maximize the value of the organic products grown by the farmers who own our cooperative.”

With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Brannen has focused his career in a wide range of operations along the supply-chain, from raw material supply to the consumer.

He served in leadership positions with several of the world’s top consumer packaged goods companies, including PepsiCo, Clorox, and more recently, Nestle Waters, where he served as vice president of operations for North America.

Brannen joins Organic Valley from Emmi Roth, the U.S. subsidiary of Switzerland-based Emmi Group and a leading provider of specialty cheeses, where he served as senior vice president of supply chain and operations.

In his new role, Brannen will oversees production, co-manufacturing, internal facilities, logistics and purchasing. 

Kring brings a broad range of experience within dairy, especially around strategy, revenue generation, team collaboration, and profit execution.

She has spent nearly 22 years with Schreiber Foods, one of the leading global dairy companies, where she served as a production manager, executive vice president of retail sales and senior vice president of retail sales and marketing.

Organic Valley believes that Kring brings a demonstrated track record for generating growth and customer satisfaction at food retailers across the United States. In her new role, Kring takes responsibility for all activities within marketing and sales.