Blue Apron Welcomes Alan Blake as Chief Supply Chain Officer
NEW YORK, NY - As the first official day of summer marks the beginning of the coming season’s barbecues and pool parties, we welcome another starting point. Alan Blake is joining Blue Apron as Chief Supply Chain Officer, starting June 25th.
“I am energized by the opportunities ahead of Blue Apron in such a dynamic and high-profile category,” Blake said. “I am looking forward to working closely with the team to unlock further efficiencies and provide customers nationwide with incredible culinary experiences.”
Blake joins the Blue Apron team with over 30 years of experience leading consumer packaged goods, beverage, and food companies, according to a press release. Now, in his new role, Blake will tackle end-to-end processes throughout the company’s supply chain, which consists of sourcing, procurement, planning, manufacturing, and distributing, among other tasks.
“We have made significant progress in increasing operational efficiencies throughout our fulfillment network, and operational optimization remains an ongoing strategic priority,” Brad Dickerson, Blue Apron CEO, said. “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.”
The new hire and Blake’s new responsibilities come at a time when the company furthers its multi-product, multi-channel expansion, and Blake will now report to Dickerson, as well as serve on Blue Apron’s executive leadership team.
Most recently, Blake worked at Revlon, where he held the title of Chief Supply Chain Officer and was responsible for all aspects pertaining to the company’s end-to-end supply chain, the organization of thousands of employees globally and across the company’s six internal manufacturing plants, and overseeing its distribution centers and co-manufacturers.
Prior to his role at Revlon, Blake held the role of Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Ventura Foods. Before that position, Blake was Vice President of North American Manufacturing and then Vice President of the North American Supply Chain and US Retail Business Team at Campbell Soup Company. In addition to this experience, Blake led the Global Production Operations at Brown-Forman, worked in plant operations and distribution at Ocean Spray, and began his career at Procter & Gamble, where he spent 17 years establishing himself in the supply chain and operations.
Blake’s education background includes a Bachelors of Science in industrial systems engineering from Ohio State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University.
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