Executive Vice President of Operations
Brett Buatti is Executive Vice President of Supply Chain & Operations for Ajinomoto Foods North America. Brett brings to this role 25+ years of business and global operations leadership experience in the food and CPG businesses, and is responsible for our end-to-end supply chain, including Procurement, Planning, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality and Logistics & Customer Service. Brett is a builder of high-performing teams, a champion of cross-functional collaboration, and a deep expert in all operations-related disciplines, including the development of world class continuous improvement methods. Under Brett’s leadership, Ajinomoto Foods North America will strive to establish supply chain excellence as a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Prior to joining Ajinomoto, Brett held a similar role as head of the end-to-end supply chain at Pharmavite, maker of Nature Made vitamins, the #1 brand in the Food, Drug and Mass channels. Before that, his experience includes Vice President of Supply Chain and VP of Manufacturing roles with Campbell Soup Company, and various supply chain, operations and analyst roles with General Mills, Dole Food Company, and Nature’s Bounty. Brett also spent time early in his career as an operations improvement consultant in the forest products industry.
Brett earned Master of Engineering Management, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, and Economics Minor degrees from Dartmouth College. Brett and his family reside in Calabasas, CA.