A Beyond Meat executive who allegedly threatened a man, attacked him and bit his nose is leaving the company Friday, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.
Company COO Douglas Ramsey was arrested Sept. 17 on third-degree battery and terroristic threatening charges, having allegedly punched a man and bitten his nose in a parking garage close to Arkansas’ Razorback Stadium, according to KARK. Beyond Meat announced his suspension three days later, and his employment ends Friday, the SEC filing says.
Ramsey allegedly “punched through the back windshield” of the man’s vehicle after it “inched his way” in front of Ramsey’s vehicle and touched Ramsey’s tire, KARK reported. The man said he exited his vehicle before Ramsey “pulled him in close and started punching his body.”
The company is letting about 19% of its employees go, forecasting a more than 8% revenue drop this year, a Friday press release revealed. (RELATED: Former Chicago Bulls Star Ben Gordon Arrested For Allegedly Hitting His 10-Year-Old-Son)
“While we believe the current headwinds facing our business and category—including record inflation—are transient, our mission, brand, and long-term opportunity endure,” Beyond Meat President and CEO Ethan Brown stated, according to the release. “We believe our decision to reduce personnel and expenses throughout the Company, including our leadership group, reflects an appropriate right-sizing of our organization given current economic conditions.”
Ramsey joined Beyond Meat along with former chief supply chain officer Bernie Adcock in December, after over 30 years at Tyson Foods, CNBC reported. Last year, Brown said the two understood “better than almost anybody the large-scale production of protein at a cost structure that everyday consumers can afford.”
Adcock announced his resignation from Beyond Meat Sept. 20 for a different opportunity, and his chief supply chain officer position was eliminated, according to a different SEC filing. He recently revealed his new role as the Pilgrim’s chicken and pork company’s head of Retail & QSR.
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