The MD of Ardo UK, STEPHEN WAUGH, has been confirmed as president-elect of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF). Mr Waugh will take up the presidency of the BFFF at its AGM in November this year, when Howard McEvoy steps down. Ardo is Europe’s largest frozen vegetable producer.
Mexican and regional American food supplier Discovery Foods has named JAMES BENNET as its new group marketing controller. Mr Bennett joins Discovery from InBev, where he worked on beer brands Stella Artois and Boddingtons.
Independent bakery manufacturer and distributor Dawn Foods has appointed CARRIE JONES-BARBER as chief executive of the company. Ms Jones-Barber follows in the footsteps of her father Ron Jones and is the third generation of the Jones family to head up the business. She plans to futher establish the company as a leader in sweet bakery production. Ron and Miles Jones remain with the organisation in their new roles as chairman and co-chairman. Ms Jones-Barber was most recently president of Dawn Foods International.
Dawn Foods has also recruited two new members to its UK and European sales team. MIKAEL PAUL becomes national sales manager for France, joining the company from French bakery manufacturer VMI. DAVE ROBERTS is appointed national account manager for McDonalds, Debenhams, Brakes and Costco. He joins the firm from Anthony Alan Foods, where he was general sales manager for the Weight Watchers range of cakes and bakery products.
Manchester-based concessions and snack food manufacturer Snack Solutions has appointed KEITH PENNINGTON to the board. Mr Pennington’s existing business, Marlyn Sales and Marketing, will transfer operations into Snack Solutions, offices. He previously held roles as sales director at Princes Foodservice and Nichols Foods.
Interoute Transport Services has promoted GRAHAM WOOD to contracts manager for its specialist bulk foods division. Mr Wood has been with the company for five years and, in his new role, will be responsible for customer support among other things.
Holland’s Pies has unveiled a new-look senior management team to take the helm at its headquarters in Lancashire. Headed by Simon Clarke, the team aims to identify key markets and new sales channels to promote the company’s growth.
New recruits joining Holland’s include: STEPHEN MURPHY (factory and general manager), DAVID SALMON (HR manager), BRIAN RENSHAW (finance manager), VINCE EDES (commercial controller), DAWN WILLIAMS (senior brand manager) and BRIAN HARTLEY (retail commercial controller).
They will be joining established management names including Mike Watts (NPD manager), Dylan Jackson (foodservice manager) and Simon Drury (demand planning manager).
BakeMark UK has appointed VERA MALHOTRA as head of marketing. She has 11 years’ marketing and branding experience with companies such as Délifrance, Bfd Food Marketing and Continental Fine Foods.