Ingredients supplier Fleming Howden has appointed two new managers as it grows its commercial operation.

The business, which was acquired by AB Mauri in summer 2018, is based in Newbridge, near Edinburgh, and distributes ingredients throughout Scotland.

Thomas Mackay joined the business late last year as sales manager, linking with key account manager Chris Boland.

“I am delighted to join a business that has a strong reputation in its heartland and beyond,” said Mackay, who has previously worked for businesses including Brenntag and Brakes Group.

“We are fully aware of the quality and diversity that our core range of mixes can deliver to our loyal customer base.”

Also joining the commercial team is former Macphie head baker Alan Leith, who last month took up the role of technical sales manager.

With more than 35 years of baking industry experience, Leith brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, said Fleming Howden. At Macphie he also worked in new product development, quality, product and field applications.

“With a love of baking and a longstanding passion for the Scottish bakery trade, I look forward to working with our customer base, bringing new products to market, which I’m sure will excite both manufacturers and their customers,” stated Leith.

AB Mauri managing director Andrew Pollard said he was thrilled to welcome someone with Leith’s baking industry experience and knowledge of the Scottish market.

“With the backing of AB Mauri’s technical team and craft skills, we’re very confident of satisfying the future needs of all Scottish bakers.”