Stephanie Pullings Hart is the Sr Vice President, Operations for Beyond Meat responsible for Technical Services, Manufacturing and Supply Chain. This fast-growing business is transforming the way consumers view vegan products by providing great tasting, high quality products. Prior to her current role, Stephanie was the Vice President, Technical & Production for Nestlé USA’s Confections and Global Foods and Ice Cream divisions from March 2016 to January 2018. She assumed her role in Nestle USA after a successful three-year expatriate assignment as the Executive Director Technical & Production, Nestlé Australia Ltd. from January 2013 to March 2016. In this role, Stephanie had responsibility for safety, quality, engineering, regulatory & scientific affairs, and manufacturing for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Stephanie began her career with Nestle in 1995 and throughout her career has had roles of increasing responsibility both in manufacturing, research and development and human resources. From January 2010 to December 2012 Stephanie was the Vice President Operations, Nestlé Nutrition - Jenny Craig. Preceding Jenny Craig, Stephanie worked as the Program Director at the Nestlé International Training and Conference Centre located in Vevey, Switzerland where she was responsible for developing, recommending and delivering learning strategies and plans to build competencies for over 1000 Nestlé employees. Stephanie was appointed to the Forum of Young Global Leaders in 2008, an integral part of the World Economic Forum. She volunteered with the Girl Scouts of America for 6 years, where girls enhance their confidence and character in an effort to make a positive impact on the world. In 2005, she received a “40 Under-Forty” achievement award from the Network Journal Magazine in recognition for her professional accomplishments and the impact that she has had on the business industry while actively contributing to the community. Stephanie is a Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a non-profit organization focused on providing assistance to local communities throughout the world and was previously a member of the Nestlé Australia and Nestlé New Zealand Board of Directors. She holds an Executive MBA (Benedictine College, USA) and Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (Florida State University, USA).