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Nature’s Path Organic Foods’ co-founder Ratana Stephens has retired as CEO and will join her husband and fellow co-founder, Arran Stephens, on the board of directors.
Arjan Stephens, current general manager and president of subsidiary Que Pasa, will take on the role of president of Nature’s Path Organic Foods. He will lead the company’s growth and sustainability strategy across the 50 countries that the family-owned business operates in.
Arjan Stephens will step into the role as the company’s president
Outgoing CEO Ratana Stephens said that she is proud to pass the torch to her son Arjan, who has been an integral part of the company for over 17 years.
“He has consistently demonstrated his unwavering commitment to making Nature’s Path Organic Foods the first choice for consumers who value high-quality organic food,” she commented, adding that he has shown dedication to the company’s success by overseeing new manufacturing facilities and the acquisition of Que Pasa, Anita’s and Love Child Organics.
“Another of his major contributions has been co-developing our Love Crunch brand. With Arjan as president, working alongside the company’s leadership team, we are confident that Nature’s Path will continue to thrive and fulfill its mission to leave the earth better than we found it.”
New president Arjan Stephens commented on his new appointment: “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Nature’s Path Organic Foods as its new president. On behalf of the entire team I want to express heartfelt appreciation for the incredible leadership and vision of my mom Ratana Stephens, who co-founded Nature’s Path with my dad Arran over 35 years ago.”
He added: “With her unwavering commitment to our mission to leave the earth better than we found it, the company has grown into a leader in the organic food industry. I look forward to continuing their legacy of innovation and sustainability and ensuring that Nature’s Path Organic Foods will always be the first choice for consumers who value great tasting, high-quality, organic food.”
The company said that by remaining a family-operated business, it can uphold its commitment to organic practices and sustainability while expanding a “culture of innovation” and giving back to its communities.
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