Secaucus-based Freshpet Inc. said Monday Thembi Machaba has been named senior vice president of Human Resources, effective Aug. 1. Machaba will lead Freshpet’s Human Resources organization and report directly to Chief Executive Officer Billy Cyr and will be based at the Freshpet Kitchens in Bethlehem, Pa.
“We are excited to welcome Thembi to the Freshpet team as an integral human resources leader that will position our Company for continued long-term growth,” said Cyr ins prepared statement.
“Her experience and energy are a valuable addition to our leadership team and we look forward to her contributions in fulfilling our mission of providing more pets with fresh all-natural foods that enrich their lives and the relationships with their pet parents, and doing so in ways that are good for our pets, for people and for our planet.”
Machaba has more than 18 years of hands-on experience in organizational design and development, strategy, performance management, human capital planning and talent management. Prior to joining Freshpet, she was vice president Global Human Resources & Organization Effectiveness at Molson Coors Beverage Company, a position she held for three years as part of a 16-year career of progressive roles at the company and its predecessors. Her primary focus in this role was partnering with business leaders to ensure a strong talent bench, provide direction on performance and management, and build a values-driven culture.