Gerry Brownridge

Bako Northern

Gerry Brownridge has rejoined Bako Northern after almost a year, to work with the company’s sales team. Brownridge had originally left the firm, after almost 25 years’ service, to work closer to home, but missed the buzz associated with a sales environment and the bakery trade, within which he had worked for almost 40 years.

Now in a slightly different role, Brownridge will be looking after some key accounts on his old territory and acting as a mentor for some of Bako Northern’s new and less experienced staff members.

Ralf K Wunderlich

Linpac Plastics

The new president and managing director of Linpac Plastics is Ralf K Wunderlich, who will take up the post on 1 January, 2008.

Wunderlich has been in the international packaging industry for more than 15 years, working in Europe, south-east Asia and the US.

Most recently, he was president of Alcan Packaging Global Tobacco. In his new role, he will report to Linpac Plastics group CEO Mike Arrowsmith.

Emma von Landkammer, Dave Roberts

Dawn Foods

Sweet bakery specialist Dawn Foods has appointed Emma von Landkammer as a new management accountant for the firm. Her role will include generating monthly management accounts, sourcing and providing costing, budget reconciliation and looking at all areas of finance that can be refined or improved.

Von Landkammer previously worked in the Middle East as a finance manager and has past experience in the food industry.

The company has also promoted Dave Roberts to national account controller for the UK from his previous role as national account manager. Roberts will now report to the commercial director for Europe and will have responsibility for spearheading Dawn’s growth in finished products, as well as building a sales team to manage customer relationships.

Stefan Barden, Simon Jackson, Chris Griffith, Iain Maclean


Northern Foods chief executive Stefan Barden is among four leading industry figures who have joined the board of Improve, the food and drink sector skills council, as part of a re-shuffle of the board following the departure of a number of members who had reached their three-year term of office.

The other three are Institute of Brewing and Distilling executive director Professor Simon Jackson, University of Wales Institute head of food research Chris Griffith and UNITE national officer responsible for food, drink and tobacco, Iain Maclean.

Michael Green, Cliff Jackson, Jonathan Kerr


Silos, tanks and fabrications manufacturer Braby has made three appointments to its sales team. Michael Green, Cliff Jackson and Jonathan Kerr join the company, which has recently partnered with US-based bulk materials handling company Hapman.