NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (NYSE: APRN) today announced the appointment of Alan Blake as Chief Supply Chain Officer, with an expected started date of June 25. An accomplished supply chain leader with extensive expertise in operations, Blake joins Blue Apron with more than 30 years of experience at leading consumer packaged goods, beverage and food companies. At Blue Apron, he will oversee end-to-end processes across the company’s supply chain, including sourcing, procurement, planning, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, as the company continues its multi-product, multi-channel expansion. Blake will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Brad Dickerson and serve on the company’s executive leadership team.
Blake most recently served as Chief Supply Chain Officer at Revlon, Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of the end-to-end supply chain, leading an organization of thousands of employees globally across six internal manufacturing plants in addition to overseeing the company’s distribution centers and co-manufacturers. Before joining Revlon, he was Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Ventura Foods, a privately owned producer of a wide variety of ingredients for the food service and baking industries. Prior to that, Blake spent five years at Campbell Soup Company, serving first as Vice President of North American Manufacturing before progressing to Vice President of the North American Supply Chain and US Retail Business Team. He also led Global Production Operations at Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies, and worked in plant operations and distribution at Ocean Spray. Blake began his career at Procter & Gamble, where he spent 17 years in various roles of increasing responsibility within supply chain and operations.
“We have made significant progress in increasing operational efficiencies throughout our fulfillment network, and operational optimization remains an ongoing strategic priority,” said Brad Dickerson, Blue Apron CEO. “Alan’s leadership and experience will be a valuable asset to the company as we continue to advance our end-to-end processes so that we can fully leverage what we expect to be significant and differentiating operational capabilities in order to capitalize on our future growth opportunities.”
“I am energized by the opportunities ahead of Blue Apron in such a dynamic and high-profile category,” said Blake. “I am looking forward to working closely with the team to unlock further efficiencies and provide customers nationwide with incredible culinary experiences.”
Blake received a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University.
About Blue Apron
Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. Launched in 2012, Blue Apron is reimagining the way that food is produced, distributed, and consumed, and as a result, building a better food system that benefits consumers, food producers, and the planet. The Company has developed an integrated ecosystem that enables the Company to work in a direct, coordinated manner with farmers and artisans to deliver high-quality products to customers nationwide at compelling values.
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