CHICAGO — Chomps, a natural meat snack company, announced on March 6 the appointment of Jason Dols as senior vice president of operations.

Dols brings more than 22 years of experience with knowledge in the supply chain, operations, manufacturing, finance and strategy as the business continues to scale.

“With our rapid channel expansion, product innovation and manufacturing infrastructure growth, our need for operational thought leadership strengthens,” said Rashid Ali, co-chief executive officer of Chomps. “As Chomps evolves, we stay in constant search of those who are experts in their field and specialize in areas that will bring business success. With unprecedented growth in the last two years, we’re thrilled to bring on Jason as an undeniable asset to our senior leadership team.” 

Before joining Chomps, Dols spent 16 years at PepsiCo in various leadership roles for brands like Gatorade, Quaker Foods, Naked Juice and Tropicana. His most recent position was vice president of supply chain for Party City, where he worked on improving manufacturing, in-stock levels, costs and the company’s end-to-end supply chain.

In his new role, Dols will lead the planning, procurement, manufacturing, quality, logistics, continuous improvement teams and develop and implement long-term operations and supply chain strategies. 

“I’ve always been intrigued to work on brands and products that I enjoy as a consumer, and Chomps is exactly that,” Dols said. “It’s a thrilling time to join Chomps as the company is set for significant growth in 2024, and I look forward to supporting that momentum with my operations expertise.”