DENVER — Kevin Yost has been named president of Earthbound Farm. Charlie Sweat, the former chief executive officer of Earthbound Farm, will move into an advisory role. The rest of the Earthbound Farm management team will continue in their current roles, according to WhiteWave Foods.
Earthbound Farm recently was acquired by the WhiteWave Food Co. for $600 million.
Mr. Yost will report to Gregg Engles, the chairman and chief executive officer of WhiteWave Foods Co., and serve on the company’s executive leadership team.
“We are excited to have Kevin grow and lead the Earthbound Farm business and the company’s talent,” Mr. Engles said. “His deep experience leading companies through change, improving operations, leading product development, driving above-market revenue and earnings growth, and building winning cultures makes him the perfect leader for Earthbound Farm.”Mr. Yost most recently worked with Saputo, Inc. He has had prior experience working with such companies as Dean Foods, ConAgra Foods and Swift and Co.