Mike Pytlinski appointed as new NUMU Food Group CEO

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The geniuses behind the delicious NUMU Vegan Mozzarella, Numu Food Group, have appointed Mike Pytlinski as the company’s new CEO.  The Founder and current acting CEO, Gunars Elmuts, will continue as Chief Innovation Officer. 

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Pytlinski commented: “A real void exists in the pizza category when it comes to vegan options for consumers. Before Gunars developed NUMU, pizza providers never had a plant-based mozzarella that tasted great and performed like its dairy counterpart. This company has brought breakthrough change to the industry and I’m thrilled to be on board as we grow the brand, expand distribution and further penetrate the category.”

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Pytlinski most recently stood as CEO at NutraDried Food Company where he worked to initiate growth via new distribution and products as well as pushing forward on a major brand re-launch. Prior to this, he held senior posts at Palermo’s Pizza and Kraft Foods. He studied at Northeastern University achieving a BS in Business Administration; following this an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Elmuts will continue working as an active driving force for future product expansion. He commented: “We’re incredibly fortunate to have Mike as our new CEO. A true industry veteran, Mike brings over 30 years of experience to NUMU with many accolades and accomplishments. I’m excited to see his vision for our brand come to life as we embark on the next stages of growth and innovation.”

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Alice Soule
Alice Soule
Alice Soule is a Writer and Editor, and graduated with a BA in Social Policy. She is passionate about veganism and animal rights but equally has a love of sports, reading, and drinking tea. Alice is a perpetual dreamer and recently finished writing her first novel. As yet to be published...because she's already dreaming up the next story...