Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, a fast-growing brand specializing in delicious, nutritious plant-based frozen foods made from simple ingredients, announced that John Sayour has joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Praeger’s is a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners.
“John brings over 30 years of diverse and progressive finance experience working for consumer goods companies. His deep experience with supply chain initiatives, his passion for developing talent, and his insights and analytics capabilities will be tremendous assets for the organization as we look to take advantage of strong tailwinds in the better-for-you food category,” said Dr. Praeger’s CEO, Andy Reichgut.
Mr. Sayour joins Dr. Praeger’s from Blue Triton Brands, where he was Chief Transformation Officer and CFO of Supply Chain. Prior to that, he capped 22 years at Nestlé Waters as Vice President and CFO of Supply Chain. He was previously Director of Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting at Fortune Brands, and he began his career as a Senior Auditor for Arthur Young. He holds a master’s degree in finance and international business from the University of Connecticut School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science from SUNY University at Albany.
“Dr. Praeger’s is uniquely positioned for success with an impressive portfolio of great tasting and health-sensible products, and I am very excited to be part of this talented team,” said Mr. Sayour. “I look forward to working with Andy and the Dr. Praeger’s team to find new ways to support the continued growth of the Company.”
About Dr. Praeger’s
For over 25 years, Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods has offered delicious and convenient frozen food options for the whole family. Founded by two heart surgeons determined to make healthy food easily accessible, Dr. Praeger’s is a leader in the all-natural, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and kosher frozen food categories and has a wide range of products including Veggie Burgers, Bowls, Cakes, Puffs and Hash Browns, sustainable Seafood items, kids Littles and more. For more information visit www.drpraegers.com.
About Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading U.S. middle-market private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. Vestar invests and collaborates with incumbent management teams and private owners to build long-term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Business & Technology Services and Healthcare. Since inception in 1988, Vestar funds have invested $11 billion in 89 companies – as well as more than 200 add-on acquisitions – with a total value of approximately $52 billion. For more information on Vestar, please visit www.vestarcapital.com.