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Food technology veteran to lead Upside’s supply chain

BERKELEY, CALIF. — Upside Foods is tapping a veteran of the plant-based industry to lead its commercialization efforts. Sheetal Shah has been named senior vice president of supply chain and manufacturing at the Berkeley, Calif.-based cultivated meat company.

Mr. Shah will oversee the development of Upside’s supply chain and strategic sourcing for cell feed and other inputs that will reduce costs and enable scale, according to the company. He also will oversee Upside’s production facilities, including its Engineering, Production and Innovation Center (EPIC) and future large-scale commercial facilities, as well as quality functions.

He joins the company from Impossible Foods, where he was senior vice president of product and operations, managing the supply chain throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that he was chief operations officer at Verifone and chief procurement officer at Google’s Motorola division. He began his…

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