Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, backed by Vestar Capital Partners and a provider of plant-based frozen foods, has hired Steve Polonowski as chief customer officer.

Polonowski has worked at consumer packaged goods companies including PepsiCo and Glanbia Performance Nutrition, and most recently at brands such as Amazing Grass, Simple Mills and BetterBrand. Most recently, he served as president and chief commercial officer at BetterBrand, where he partnered with the founder to build a brand in the marketplace. Prior to that, he was the chief sales officer for Simple Mills, another Vestar portfolio company.

“Steve brings an impressive track record of building health-oriented brands through strategic customer partnerships and building strong teams,” comments Andy Reichgut, Dr. Praeger’s CEO. “His diverse experience with better-for-you brands in different categories, customers and channels will be a huge asset for the team at Dr. Praeger’s.”