Quinn, a Boulder-based natural foods company known for reimagining classic snacks, announces that Kristy Lewis will elevate to chief visionary officer and chairwoman of the board as Mike Keown steps in as the company’s new chief executive officer.
Since 2010, Lewis has successfully shaken up the snack industry by delivering multiple industry firsts including the 1st microwave popcorn in a patented PURE POP BAG® made with compostable paper, whole-grain gluten-free pretzels, gluten-free Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel Nuggets, and recently launched gluten-free Maple Almond Filled Pretzel Nuggets and Plant-Based Cheezy Filled Pretzel Nuggets.
After successfully building Quinn into a driver of growth in the pretzel subcategory and the fifth largest driver of growth in the entire salty snack category in both the Natural Channel and Whole Foods Market, Lewis is transitioning into the CVO role so she can exclusively focus on innovation, mission, and the vision of the company. Quinn launched their Farm-to-Bag transparency policy in 2012 and their Be Better. Do Better.
Lewis’s new role as Chief Visionary Officer and Chairwoman of the Board will allow her to dive back into why she started Quinn in the first place, to challenge the status quo in the food industry. She founded Quinn with a passion to reimagine nostalgic classic snack categories, with a bold mission to remove the synthetics and pesticides from the conventional supply chain. A mission that will not only better our soil and planet, but also our families and our farmers. This vision has driven Lewis to start Quinn from nothing and build it into a company that stands for positive change.