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Clover Sonoma Names John Coletta Chief Executive Officer; Marcus Benedetti Comments

Clover Sonoma Names John Coletta Chief Executive Officer; Marcus Benedetti Comments


PETALUMA, CA
Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

There's a new CEO in town. Clover Sonoma just named John Coletta as Chief Executive Officer. Coletta will begin his appointment on July 1, 2024 when Ken Gott, the current CEO, retires.

John Coletta, Chief Executive Officer, Clover Sonoma"Clover Sonoma is more than just a dairy brand - it's an industry leader with deep roots in the community,” said Clover Sonoma Chief Executive Officer John Coletta. “From hardworking employees and local family farms to generations who grew up with Clo the Cow, Clover pioneered conscious, high-quality dairy. It’s an iconic California brand committed to people, animal welfare, sustainability and exceptional products. I am humbled to uphold its rich heritage while guiding Clover’s future growth.”

Coletta brings 35 years of global CPG, foodservice, and beverage industry experience where he held senior leadership positions with the following brands:

  • Peet’s Coffee: President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer
  • Einstein Noah Restaurant Group: Chief Financial Officer
  • Quiznos: Chief Financial Officer and President

Clover Sonoma just named John Coletta as Chief Executive Officer

His many accomplishments focused on strategic expansion, operational excellence and infrastructure, and financial management.

Marcus Benedetti, Chairman, Clover Sonoma“I am thrilled to welcome John to the Clover Sonoma family,” said Chairman of the Board Marcus Benedetti. “John is a transformative leader with a passion for people, community, and innovation. His strategic vision and focus on progress make him the ideal person to lead us to new heights. I am confident our employees, network of local family farm partners, and beloved Clover brand will thrive under his leadership.”

As CEO, Coletta will continue to champion the pivotal role local, conscious dairy production plays within communities. He will focus on expanding Clover’s presence, ensuring every Californian has access to its unrivaled taste, premium quality, and nutritional excellence, according to a press release.

Join us in congratulating Coletta.

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