Premium frozen and ambient bakery products supplier Rich Products has appointed Gail Lindsay to the role of UK marketing manager. Lindsay, who previously worked as consumer and business to business marketing manager for Ordnance Survey, will be based at the company’s headquarters in Fareham. She will drive the UK marketing strategy for the company and work with the technical development team to bring new products to the market.
Joanne Devlin, David Kelly, Dr Gary Clarke
Portadown-based Irwin’s Bakery has made three new appointments. Joanne Devlin has been appointed costing assistant, having previously worked for O & S Windows and Armatile. She is responsible for reviewing, updating and the maintenance of bill materials and all associated costing duties.
David Kelly becomes quality co-ordinator at the company, joining from Moy Park. He is responsible for ensuring that Irwin’s products are safe, legal and of a high standard.
Meanwhile, Dr Gary Clarke is the new demand planner for the company, joining from the Institute for Animal Health. He will co-ordinate the forecasting process.
Malcolm Caldwell, Dave Walkden
Malcolm Caldwell has joined Ashton-under-Lyne-based Sunfresh as engineering manager, taking responsibility for the engineering team. He joins the firm from Hampsons Bakery and has 12 years’ experience in the food sector.
Dave Walkden also joins the firm as senior operations manager, with responsibility for the day-to-day running of the 24/7 production team. Walkden has previously worked for Warburtons and Allied Bakeries and has previous experience of process development and the implementation of continuous improvement techniques. He will be responsible for building on the bakery operation and developing and implementing strategies.
National Starch Food Innovation
Functional and nutritional ingredients supplier National Starch Food Innovation has promoted Mike O’Riordan to customer solutions and product innovation director, Europe. O’Riordan previously led the company’s European key accounts team, but in his new role will drive product innovation, enabling the company to deliver bespoke solutions for customers. He also becomes a member of the firm’s European cross-functional business leadership team.
Convenience foods and ingredients manufacturer Greencore has appointed Alwen Hill to a new role in the company - group purchasing and supply chain director. While she retains responsibility for the group’s purchasing managers and their teams, she will now also be responsible for the achievement of lean practices in the in-bound supply chain, warehousing and HGV distribution.