Freshpet names Machaba to SVP of HR

Freshpet Inc., a Secaucus-based manufacturer of healthy pet foods, announced it has appointed Thembi Machaba to senior vice president of human resources, effective Aug. 1.

Machaba will be tasked with leading Freshpet’s human resources organization.

“We are excited to welcome Thembi to the Freshpet team as an integral human resources leader that will position our Company for continued long-term growth,” Billy Cyr, CEO of Freshpet, said. “Thembi has a demonstrated track record of leading diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries and fast-paced environments around the world. Her experience and energy are a valuable addition to our leadership team and we look forward to her contributions in fulfilling our mission of providing more pets with fresh all-natural foods that enrich their lives and the relationships with their pet parents, and doing so in ways that are good for our pets, for people and for our planet.”

Machaba has more than 18 years of experience in talent management, organizational design, performance management and more. Prior to Freshpet, she was vice president global human resources and organizational effectiveness at Molson Coors Beverage Co. for 16 years.