NEW BERLIN Ė Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, CEO, and Chairperson of Chobani, was featured on CBSí 60 Minutes†on Sunday night.
Ulukaya, who came to the United States from Turkey 23 years ago on a student visa, shared his personal story and commented on his acceptance of hiring both local residents and refugees to work at Chobani.
He said that when he came to the Unites States, he did not speak any English and had no friends nor family with him.
Ulukaya settled in upstate New York, where he finished his studies and then worked on a dairy farm before starting up a feta cheese business. It was then when he spotted an ad for a fully equipped yogurt plant Ė the prior Kraft plant Ė for sale.