NEW BERLIN, NY – Yogurt, oatmilk and creamer manufacturer Chobani announced it hired Tom Cullen as its new chief information officer.
The company shared that Cullen’s duties include “the design and execution of best-in-class information systems and technological capabilities to fuel innovation and efficient operations ensuring Chobani has a competitive edge in the market.”
The new CIO will report to Chobani’s president and chief operations officer, Kevin Burns.
"We are thrilled to welcome Tom to Chobani and believe his proven IT leadership experience will be enormously valuable as we continue our transformation into a next generation food and beverage company," Burns said. "Tom brings a unique combination of business acumen and innovative thinking to this important role along with the ideal culture mindset to position Chobani for continued success."
Per Chobani, Cullen’s background includes 25-plus years in technology and operations leadership, in sectors such as consumer packed goods, food and beverage, consumer electronics, video games, regulatory and real estate. Most recently, he was the CIO for Corsair, a global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gaming and streaming gear. Cullen also worked as CIO for JUUL Labs, Inc, Driscoll's and Peet's Coffee & Tea. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer science at Northeastern University.
"I am excited to join Chobani, a mission-driven brand and company I have long admired,” Cullen said. “I look forward to working with Hamdi [Ulukaya, Chobani’s founder], Kevin and the team to build a function that aligns, connects and powers our people first, to ensure we are positioned for continued industry disruption and driving the business forward."