According to a regulatory filing on Friday, 200 employees of the meat substitute company Beyond Meat were laid off this week. The filing also revealed that Chief Operating Officer Doug Ramsey had left the organization.
After being detained for allegedly biting a man’s nose after an incident following an Arkansas Razorbacks and Missouri State Bears football game on Sept. 20, Ramsey was fired from his position.
Although Beyond Meat could not be reached right away for comment regarding the circumstances of Ramsey’s departure, the Friday statement came just before an alleged incident of nose-biting.
THE BEYOND MEAT COO WAS SUSPENDED AFTER A CHANGE
The executive, who started working for the company in December 2021, was upset when another vehicle inched in front of him in a traffic lane and made contact with the front passenger wheel of his Ford Bronco SUV, prompting him to file accusations of third-degree battery and terroristic threatening.
Ramsey allegedly got out of his car and broke the driver’s car’s back glass.
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The driver informed police that after getting out of his vehicle, Ramsey approached him and started striking him. Ramsey allegedly bit the driver on the tip of his nose after that.
The firm announced in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday that Jonathan Nelson, senior vice president of operations at Beyond Meat, who had been chosen to take over operations after Ramsey’s temporary suspension, will now carry out the duties ‘on a permanent basis.
On Thursday, Nelson’s base pay jumped to $355,000 annually.
However, the corporation cut employees at the same time as Nelson secured a significant wage base.