Meal kit maker Blue Apron appoints new Chief Financial Officer

By Laura Mullan
US meal kit maker Blue Apron has appointed Tim Bensley as its new Chief Financial Officer. Bensley was previously the CFO of Acost Inc. a sales and mar...

US meal kit maker Blue Apron has appointed Tim Bensley as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Bensley was previously the CFO of Acost Inc. a sales and marketing services company for consumer packaged goods companies.

He will take the reins from the Blue Apron’s current CFO, Bradley Dickerson who currently resides as the company’s chief executive officer and president since November.

Bensley is expected to start his new role on the 21st of May.

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Speaking of the appointment, Dickerson said: “Following a rigorous search for a CFO who can make an immediate impact on our business, I am thrilled to have Tim join our team.”

“Tim brings over three decades of exceptional leadership experience, including a track record of delivering against a growth agenda with a positive impact on business results, and relevant expertise in the food and consumer packaged goods space.

He added: “He will play an instrumental role in helping us achieve our strategic goals as we continue on the path of taking transformative actions to drive strong and sustainable growth.”

Over the past 15 years, Bensley has been in various finance leadership position at Frito-Lay North America, before he was promoted to CFO of Frito-Lay Canada

Following this, Bensley also served as CFO of Pepsi-Cola North and PepsiCo Americas Foods respectively before he became Senior Vice President of PepsiCo’s global operating model and core business processes.

“I am excited to join the passionate and dynamic team at Blue Apron,” said Bensley. “The company has reached an inspiring inflection point, and as CFO I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth as we build on recent progress in our core business while expanding our powerful brand to new channels and new consumers.”
 

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