The former head of Rich’s North American Foodservice Division, Ted Rich, has been named as the new MD of Rich UK, and will be relocating from the US to England with his family later this month.

Rich UK’s former MD George Thomopoulos has moved across to take up a new role as chairman of the UK company.

Thomopoulos made the decision to shift away from managing the day-to-day aspects of the business, but sales and marketing director Simon Richardson said the firm “will continue to take advantage of his tremendous knowledge and experience”.

Ted Rich will work closely with Rich’s leadership team to work on a long-term strategy, as well as with its sales and marketing team to develop innovative new products, explained the firm.

Rich has also previously served as vice-president, marketing and business development, for the company’s international business group.