Boulder Organic Foods brings on director of sustainability

BOULDER — Boulder Organic Foods has added a new role, director of sustainability.

Jen-ai Stokesbary, who previously served as director of marketing, will focus on ensuring the company’s production process is more eco-friendly, from reducing raw material consumption to developing more efficient methods of distribution. Stokesbary’s focus on those areas is expected to provide cost savings and progress toward the company achieving zero waste.

“I’ve cared deeply about the health of the environment since I was young, and I’m excited to bring this passion to Boulder Organic Foods,” Stokesbary said in a prepared statement. “Our fresh organic focus means we face many challenges, but as we tackle them, we can help lead our industry toward a more sustainable future.”

Boulder Organic Foods makes certified organic and gluten-free soups, found in the refrigerated section of grocery stores and available ready-to-heat.

Additionally, Cathryn Olchowy has been hired to serve as director of marketing and insights. Olchowy has previously had leadership positions at Kraft Foods and Sterling-Rice Group and brings expertise in consumer research, marketing and strategy.

“I am thrilled to join the Boulder Organic team just in time for soup season,” Olchowy said in a statement. “I love that everything is made from scratch right here by a happy and dedicated team. I am excited to leverage my experience to help Boulder Organic reach its goals as a company.”