Food ingredients firm Edme has named Renata Faldo as technical director.

The promotion is Faldo’s fourth since joining the Mistley-based company as a laboratory technician 10 years ago.

The former quality controls and processes manager will now be responsible for ensuring the technical plan is aligned with the company’s overall business strategy.

As well as interacting with customer technical departments and professional bodies, with the aim of pre-empting future technical requirements and being prepared for necessary changes, Faldo will maintain and further build on the quality culture within the business and sit on the board of directors.

“We welcome Renata’s expertise on to the company board,” said managing director Metin Fevzi. “Her strategic approach, unassuming, effective style of leadership, exacting standards and ambition for the business will make an important contribution.

“Her conscientiousness, dedication and commitment to team-working have been big assets in all the roles she has held. Her achievements set an example to anyone wanting to develop technical careers in the food sector.”