Fonterra has announced it will shed 300 administrative jobs as part of its Support Services review. The company has also announced a number of new management appointments.
Spring Gully Foods is back under family control after several months under the administration of Meertens. The company’s 300 creditors voted to accept a DoCA which will return them 100 cents in the dollar on outstanding debts.
Distributor and food processor Golden State Foods has announced the appointment of John Broekhuis as Group Vice President, International.
Small to medium enterprises will have stronger representation on the Australian Food and Grocery Council Board, following changes to the Board’s composition.
pitt&sherry has appointed a new National Leader - Food and Beverage. Andrew Buckley comes to the role having previously been Senior Project Engineer for the Food and Beverage business unit.
Mark Smith has been appointed Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Patties Foods, taking over the role from Chris Riordan.
Terry O’Brien, Managing Director of Simplot Australia, has been elected as the new chair of the Australian Food and Grocery Council Board following the resignation of John Doumani.
Mike Lightfoot has been appointed CEO of Milmeq after current CEO Matthew Wall announced his intention to retire at the end of 2012.
Dennis Mutton and Sandra Di Blasio have been elected to the Board of Directors of the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork at its 2012 annual general meeting in Melbourne.
Matthews Australasia has appointed Mark Dingley to the role of general manager of operations. Dingley joined Matthews in 1994 in customer service and was involved in developing iDSnet and its roadmap.
Robyn Murray has been appointed to the newly created position of Director of Food Technology and Quality at Weston Milling, a division of George Weston Foods.
As part of ‘aggressive’ expansion plans, Southern Cross Compressors has appointed Daryl Edwards as its National Service Manager.
APPMA has welcomed Derek Ford as new Director to the Board. Ford held the position from 2006 to 2008 and returned to the Board in September.
Fresco Systems has been in the business of bulk materials handling and process systems for 18 years and says its new look is a more accurate reflection of the company’s current identity.
Stephen Audsley has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Peters as part of the transition of the company from Nestlé to Pacific Equity Partners.