Greg Steltenpohl, Founder of Califia Farms and innovator in the plant-based foods space, has passed away. The company issued a statement:

"It is with a heavy heart we share the news of the passing of our company’s founder, Greg Steltenpohl. He built the Califia Farms brand from the ground up with a passion for nourishing people and the planet. Greg touched so many lives on his plant-fueled journey to make the world a healthier place. He will be profoundly missed. We tip our hats to our visionary founder."

Steltenpohl, who founded Califia Farms in 2010, was known in the industry as an innovative thinker, business leader and philanthropist.