Gerard Nelson

Baker Perkins

Gerard Nelson has been appointed global sales manager for Baker Perkins’ range of equipment for the biscuit and cracker industries. He joins the company from an Italian capital equipment manufacturer, where he was responsible for managing a network of distributors and agents in South America, Europe, India and the Middle East. Baker Perkins supplies equipment ranging from mixers to sandwiching machines.

Peter Young

Phoenix Retail Services

As the new UK distributor for Trimco retail and catering refrigeration products, made in Portugal, Phoenix Retail Services has appointed Peter Young as area sales manager for the north of England, Wales and the Midlands. Young has over 36 years’ experience in the commercial refrigeration business, having worked for original UK distributor Trimco Coolair.

Lynne Wilson


Lynne Wilson has been promoted from logistics manager to sales manager, speciality products at bakery ingredients company Cereform. Her role will cover the company’s specialist blending service, soya flour and cooked grain and cereal products. Wilson has 15 years’ experience in the baking industry, initially employed with Spillers Premier Products, which subsequently became Dalgety SSP and then Kerry SSP. This firm was acquired by Associated Foods and became Cereform in 2003.

Sandy Tchilinguirian, Mark Walsh

Honeytop Speciality Foods

Innovations controller is the new role at speciality foods supplier Honeytop, filled by former food technologist and development manager Sandy Tchilinguirian, who will head up the company’s new product development division. Tchilinguirian previously worked as development manager at La Fornaia and, in her new role, she will be responsible for all aspects of product development.

Also new to the ethnic breads producer is Mark Walsh, also in a new role as sales account manager. Walsh has over seven years’ experience in sales and customer relations and joins the firm from drinks company Inbev UK.

Vic Coleman

ISA Commercial Refrigeration (UK)

Vic Coleman has joined ISA Commercial Refrigeration as technical manager, joining the company from Blighline, where he held the same title. He will provide technical support to end users, distributors and agents across the UK for the full range of ISA and Tasselli refrigerated display equipment.