Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has appointed Richard Stowey to head its UK site operations.

Stowey will be responsible for all UK operations, including end-to-end supply chain, technical, procurement and capital investment programmes. He will also look after the company’s two high-output UK factories, based in Milton Keynes and Bedford respectively.

His most recent experience is associated with managing large-scale new factory build projects for Noble Foods and Dairy Crest.

“I want to spend this year focusing on our factory and, ultimately, the things we are measured by,” said Stowey.
“To achieve this, we’re making our senior team far more visible and accessible in the bakery, and giving the teams a more defined drumbeat to operate to, making sure we are all working together as one cohesive and united team.”

Stowey said he was also looking forward to the firm’s capital investment into its burger bun and bread lines, which he believed would help “expand capacity to meet customer demand” and improve efficiency.

Stowey previously worked in site general management positions with Northern Foods for seven years, followed by meals and sandwich manufacturing experience as operations director at Buckingham Foods and Premier Foods.