Former Stateside Foods commercial manager Neil Brown has joined ingredients supplier Puratos.

Brown has been appointed senior key account manager at Puratos, bringing with him 20 years’ experience in the food industry.

He has previously worked at Continental Fine Foods, Grampian Foods and Stateside Foods, where he has held roles as commercial manager, business unit manager and in the sales team.

“I’m really looking forward to working with all teams at Puratos, their passion is infectious and there is a real desire to be the best at what they do,” said Brown.

“It excites me that understanding and meeting the demands of the customer is at the heart of all that Puratos does – whether that be carrying out consumer research on Puratos’ ‘Sensobus’ or delivering world-class innovation by developing new ingredient solutions.”

Puratos last week announced the launch of new products including the first launches from the former Fruitapeel operation acquired by the company in 2017.