The malted ingredients producer Edme has announced that managing director Peter Tichbon has left the company.

In a statement, Edme said: “Following three successful years at natural food ingredients manufacturer Edme, managing director Peter Tichbon left at the beginning of January to pursue his career elsewhere.

“The board of parent company Anglia Maltings (Holdings) thanked Peter for his contribution, successfully repositioning Edme in the bakery and wider food industries.

“Edme continues to operate under the leadership of its directors who report to David Thompson, chief executive, Anglia Maltings (Holdings).”

In December, Michael Carr took over as sales director, having been managing director of Oakden Consulting and having spent 17 years at Kerry Group as both market director and business unit director.

Also last year, Edme opened a £600,000 gluten-free facility in Mistley, Essex.