Paul Morrow, MD of British Bakels has appointed Ian Dobbie as new MD designate from October 1.
Dobbie, who currently heads up the UK division of Delifrance, takes over full responsibility at Bakels from Jan 1.
Morrow said: "Ian has more than 20 years experience in technical and commercial operations and general management roles in the baking industry.
"He has a successful track record of growing a manufacturing business serving bakery, supermarket and foodservice customers. He is ideally equipped to lead British Bakels in the next stage of its development."
Paul Morrow will be moving up into a global role within Bakels, which operates worldwide, but will still be based in the UK.