Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, the premier brand and provider of fine vanilla extracts and natural food flavors, announced that Jonathan Thompson has joined Nielsen-Massey Vanillas as chief executive officer, in an announcement released today by the company’s board of directors.

Thompson is a veteran CPG executive with experience growing brands and leading top performers in high growth categories. Most recently he was general manager for the Isopure Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, the global market leader in sports and performance nutrition and a division of Glanbia, PLC headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

During his tenure, he led Isopure through a business turnaround, returning the brand to profitable growth and establishing a presence in major retail outlets throughout the US and internationally. Prior to Isopure, Thompson held other executive roles at Glanbia Performance Nutrition and Optimum Nutrition, and also held various roles at Danone and Mars/Masterfoods.