Kate Farms, a plant-based medical nutrition leader, announced Christopher (Casey) Bauer as executive vice president, product and operations. In this newly created position, Bauer will lead an outstanding team and oversee supply management, procurement, manufacturing, distribution and quality in addition to product development and innovation for Kate Farms' rapidly growing business. Bauer will be based at the company's headquarters in Santa Barbara.
Bauer brings nearly 20 years of proven success across various operations functions. Prior to Kate Farms, he served as chief operating officer at Nutrabolt, a global sports nutrition company where he was instrumental in scaling operations with quality and innovation. Before his role as COO, Bauer was senior vice president of supply chain at Nutrabolt, with a focus on the supply chain planning process.
Kate Farms continues to drive change and clinically improve outcomes in the medical nutrition space through its higher standard, plant-based formulas. At a time of heightened risk for so many during COVID-19, Kate Farms organic, non-GMO, plant-based products not only taste great but are scientifically formulated, clinically proven and available in most of the leading hospitals across the country to improve people's health, particularly those with chronic medical conditions.
Bauer also brings a diverse background of exceptional experience in consumer-packaged goods and consumer electronics. Prior to Nutrabolt, Bauer served at Pharmavite as divisional vice president of Supply Chain Planning and Integrated Logistics, focusing on vitamins and supplements. Bauer was a management consultant at Archstone Consulting for four years, and prior to that, he was an aerospace engineer at Raytheon and one of the youngest employees to achieve a six-sigma black belt. Bauer graduated from UCLA Anderson School of Management with an MBA in strategy and operations, received a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from University Southern California and his received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.