Vinith (Vinny) Poduval is Senior Vice President of Enterprise Quality & Food Safety for Schreiber Foods. In this position, Vinny leads a global team that implements and monitors key quality and food safety systems to help ensure the manufacture of quality products that are safe and consistent.
Vinny joined Schreiber in June 2012 as Director, Enterprise Quality & Food Safety following a 14-year career with Kemps LLC, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He joined Kemps as a management trainee in 1998 and progressed through various functional assignments and multiple plant manager positions before being named Director of Quality Assurance in 2007.
Vinny earned his bachelor’s degree in Dairy Technology from Gujarat Agricultural University in Anand, India, and his master’s degree in Dairy Science from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota.
In the industry, he is a member of the IDFA Yogurt and Cultured Products Board of Directors and serves on the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Food Safety Operating Committee. He has also previously served on the Boards of Directors of the IDFA Milk Industry Foundation and National Cheese Institute.
In the community, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Hindu Temple of North East Wisconsin (HTNEW).
He and his wife, Surya, have two young sons.
Schreiber Foods is a global, employee-owned business headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin. With annual sales of more than $5 billion, it is one of the largest dairy companies in the world. Schreiber sells its products – which include cream cheese, natural cheese, process cheese and yogurt – to leading retailers, restaurants, distributors and food manufacturers around the globe. Schreiber has more than 8,000 employees, with manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Portugal and Spain.
Schreiber’s vision is to be the best customer-brand dairy company in the world. The company strives to create sustainable value for its customers as a modern, global partner delivering exceptional quality, service, innovation and insight – all while enriching lives around the globe.