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Plum Organics® Neil Grimmer, Named Most-Admired CEO by San Francisco Business Times
Company CEO and Co-founder honored at 2012 awards ceremony as Most-admired CEO in the Emerging Growth category
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 20, 2012 10:07 AM
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Business Times has named Plum Organics CEO and Co-founder, Neil Grimmer, Most-admired CEO of the Year in the Emerging Growth category. Plum Organics is a leading kids nutrition company with a comprehensive offering of organic products for babies, toddlers and school-aged children. Grimmer, an Oakland resident and father of two daughters, received this award alongside 14 other Bay Area industry leaders at an awards reception on November 13th, 2012 in San Francisco.
"It has been a tremendous honor to be recognized as one of the Most-admired CEOs in the Bay Area," said Neil Grimmer CEO and Co-founder of Plum Organics. "I am proud to lead such a passionate group of people, many of which are also parents, who are equally dedicated to nourishing this next generation of children with nutritious food. Together we have been able to accomplish incredible growth in just a few short years and I know it's only the beginning."
Plum Organics has experienced tremendous growth in the organic food industry, leading category innovation in the baby food segment with the 2009 introduction of a squeezable spouted-pouch format. To date, the company has launched over 100 organic products designed for on-the–go nutrition, with its meal and snack products distributed in over 10,000 stores nationwide. The company produces a diverse line of squeezable purees as well as whole grain, fruit, veggie and dairy based snacks that span the breakfast, lunch, and anytime snacking occasion. With this broad assortment, Plum Organics is the first organic brand to comprehensively address the nutritional needs of babies, toddlers and kids.
The Most-admired CEO recognition comes on the heels of a number of other industry accolades for the young company. This summer, Inc. Magazine ranked Plum Organics, which had a 3-year growth rate of 4,056%, #63 on their Inc. 500 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, and #2 within the Fastest-Growing Food & Beverage category. In addition, the San Francisco Business Times honored Plum Organics as the Fastest-Growing Private Company in the Bay Area for 2011.
In conjunction with the award, a full profile on Neil Grimmer for the Most-admired CEO ran in the November 19th print edition of the San Francisco Business Times. It can also be found online at: Neil Grimmer, Most-admired CEO, Emerging Growth
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