K&R partners with Motif on VP Food Design placement

Kincannon & Reed Managing Director Paul Izenstark and Managing Partner Jon Leafstedt extend their congratulations to Cesar Vega on joining the team at Motif FoodWorks as Vice President, Food Design.

Cesar brings more than 20 years of experience with him, having previously held research and innovation roles with industry giant Mars in several of its business units. Most recently, Vega led a team at Barry Callebaut as the R&D Director, Innovation & Product Expert Teams.

“Entrepreneurially-minded and results-oriented, Cesar’s demonstrated experience and wide skillset make him an exceptional fit,” said Izenstark. “His ability to communicate effectively among a broad range of audiences and build dynamic, high-performing teams will benefit him tremendously in the new role.”

In his role with Motif, Vega will manage the team responsible for driving research and development of the company’s product line from concept to commercialization. He will provide strategic direction and will work cross-functionally to promote department alignment with the company’s commercial roadmap.

Motif FoodWorks is a leading ingredient innovation company dedicated to reshaping the landscape of food through science and technology. Based in Boston, the Company is pioneering the discovery of delicious, better food experiences that are plant-based to benefit human health and to positively impact global sustainability efforts.