100 People to Meet in 2023: Including Stanislas Vilgrain
In March, Cuisine Solutions Chairman Stanislas Vilgrain personally led a convoy delivering truckloads of food to Ukraine from his Sterling-based sous vide foods manufacturing business.
The war, Vilgrain says, serves as a reminder that freedom isn’t free. “I was very proud of the Ukrainians showing the rest of Europe [that] you stand up to bullies like Putin,” he says.
A native of France, Vilgrain has lived in the United States since 1984. In June, Cuisine Solutions announced a $250 million investment from Bain Capital LP to support its growth.
Vilgrain said in October that he was making plans to donate another food shipment to Ukraine in the coming weeks. “I think the winter is going to be quite tough,” he says.