Pi Executive Recruits EVP of Operations for Ajinomoto Foods North America

Talent Advisory Firm Pi Executive has recruited Brett Buatti as the EVP of Operations for AJINOMOTO FOODS NORTH AMERICA, INC, a subsidiary of Japan based Ajinomoto Group, and a leading provider of frozen foods and cultural cuisine. The search was conducted by Partner and Board Member Pierre Trippitelli.

Brett brings over 20 years of experience developing world class Manufacturing and Supply Chain organizations within fast growing consumer good companies. Brett is a dynamic operations executive and general business innovator who has a reputation of being “an agile leader who drives impact across the organization”.

The appointment comes as Ajinomoto Foods NA targets significant growth and continued evolution within their manufacturing and supply chain organization.  By capitalizing on their leadership position in ethnic frozen foods and appetizers, the company looks to grow both organically and through strategic acquisitions.  With the appointment of Brett as EVP of Operations, Ajinomoto is poised to have an inspiring executive leading their operations development and growth.

Brett Buatti joins Ajinomoto Foods NA from Pharmavite, a leading vitamin and supplement manufacturer in the United States, where he was Vice President of Operations overseeing their total end-to-end supply chain.

Prior to Pharmavite, Brett held positions at NBTY and Campbell’s in their manufacturing and supply chain organizations

Brett holds a Master of Engineering Management and undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

About Pi Executive:

Pi Executive is a Premier Executive Talent Advisory firm consulting clients on how to attract, retain, assess and coach what is the most critical resource in any organization – human capital.

The company’s unique approach to search – driven by client collaboration and partnership throughout the entire process – has resulted in an enviable track record of successfully providing clients with professional, tailored services matching their recruitment needs. Leveraging this foundation, Pi Executive is committed to bringing clients game-changing HR consulting services.

Since its inception in January 2016, Pi Executive has conducted over 75 Executive Searches in the C-suite and provided numerous Talent Consulting assignments.


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