After 28 years at the helm of one of the marquee names in the organic food world, Gary Hirshberg has announced that he will be stepping down as President and CEO of Stonyfield.
Beginning January 23rd, Walt Freese, the former CEO of Ben & Jerry’s and former President of Celestial Seasonings, will be taking over this position and leading the company.
While he will no longer be running the day-to-day operations of Stonyfield, Gary Hirshberg will remain as Chairman and will stay highly involved in the company’s growth and mission for years to come.
He’ll continue speaking on Stonyfield’s behalf around the world and maintain oversight of Stonyfield”s European organic sister companies, its new Stonyfield Cafés and the Profits-for-the-Planet program, among other roles. Read more »