Beyond Meat suspends executive accused of biting another man’s nose
Beyond Meat Tuesday Say The company has suspended Chief Operating Officer Doug Ramsey three days after the executive allegedly bit another man on the nose outside a football game.
Ramsay was “immediately suspended”, the El Segundo, Calif.-based company said in a brief statement. It added that Jonathan Nielsen, senior vice president of manufacturing operations, will oversee operations on an interim basis. Beyond Meat is known for its plant-based burgers and other products that mimic the taste of meat.
Ramsay is Charge with Felony Batteries Arkansas officials said he made terror threats after he was accused of biting someone’s nose. The altercation took place outside Saturday’s football game between the Arkansas Razors and the Missouri Bears in Fayetteville, Arkansas, according to a police report obtained by CBS News.
Ramsay was reportedly trying to drive his Mustang away from the race when another driver tried to get an inch in front and made contact with Ramsay’s vehicle. Ramsay allegedly got out of his car and hit the driver of another car.
“Mr Ramsay also bit the owner’s nose and ripped the meat off the tip of his nose,” the officer wrote in the report.
Ramsay also threatened the driver’s life, the report said.
Ramsey joined Beyond Meat as chief operating officer in December after 30 years at Tyson Foods, where he headed the retail poultry business. According to his Beyond Meat resume, Ramsay joined Tyson in 1992 and held various roles there. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Arkansas.
“I’m proud to join its mission to produce delicious products that are healthier for our customers and more sustainable for our planet,” Ramsay said at his appointment.