Shane Chambers

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Shane Chambers, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer

Shane Chambers serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer for Utz, having served in this newly created position since June 2021. In this role, Mr. Chambers is responsible for the Company’s marketing & branding teams, strategic growth initiatives, consumer facing innovation, and helping to source and execute on Utz’s M&A strategy. In addition, Mr. Chambers will continue to oversee and manage the successful integration of Truco into Utz. Prior to joining Utz, from 2019 to 2020, Mr. Chambers was the CEO of Truco Enterprises, the Carrolton, TX based manufacturer of ON THE BORDER® chips and dips that was acquired by Utz in December 2020. Under Mr. Chambers’ leadership, Truco’s profitability increased significantly as he drove category disruptive innovation, gained new distribution, and launched a variety of gross margin-enhancing supply chain initiatives. Prior to joining Truco, Mr. Chambers was CEO of Tillamook Country Smoker from 2017 to 2019. During his tenure at Tillamook, Mr. Chambers doubled Company’s revenues, led a strategic $10 million capital investment project which increased manufacturing capacity by more than 150%, and led the launch of Tillamook “Zero Sugar” (the category’s first no sugar beef jerky snack). Mr. Chambers is a lifetime veteran of the consumer goods industry, and prior roles also include ten years at Hershey in Sales and Marketing leadership positions where in his final years at Hershey, Mr. Chambers was the lead operator for Hershey-acquired companies. His final roles at Hershey included President of Allan Candy Company (wholly-owned subsidiary) and President of KRAVE Pure Foods. Mr. Chambers is a current Board member of the non-profit organization Companies Committed to Kids, and holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce from McMaster University.