Utz Brands has announced the appointment of Ajay Kataria to executive VP and CFO, effective October 4 2021.
Kataria joined the company in 2017 and has helped in building out the group’s FP&A, commercial finance, and supply chain finance teams, as well as overseeing the IT functions.
Kataria is currently the company’s executive VP of finance and accounting, he will report to CEO, Dylan Lissette.
As CFO, he will assume responsibility of accounting, tax and investor relations, in addition to the business partner teams and information technology function, that he oversees today.
He joined Utz from Armstrong Flooring, where he served as VP, global finance and strategy, and led all aspects of business finance and strategy, including international finance teams across Asia and Australia.
Prior to Armstrong, he was with Chobani as VP, finance, where he played a significant role as part of the team brought in by a private equity investor.
Dylan Lissette, CEO of Utz, said: “As we evolve as a public company, we will continue to enhance Utz’s leadership team to accelerate our ability to grow and strengthen our organization.
“Our collective goal is to create long-term value for our stakeholders, and we are uniquely positioned to capitalize on growth opportunities for our Power Brands while also enhancing profitability through our value creation initiatives.”