New product development boss
LEADING food ingredients supplier Direct Food Ingredients has announced a new key appointment.
Food industry professional Dr Mark Wareing has been recruited to head up a brand new department of the Macclesfield firm and will advise bluechip manufacturing and retail clients on product formulations.
As the new product development manager, Mark will be tasked with setting up the new department and supporting the business to provide clients with in-depth consultancy in relation to product development, adding value across the firm’s client base.
Mark has 30 years experience in food formulation, starting his career at Johnson and Johnson, and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the new department.
He joins from Adams Food Ingredients where he worked as a senior innovations technologist for three years.
Prior to this he worked as a senior development technologist for over six years at Tate and Lyle.
Mark said: “I am excited to join DFI and start advising on the technical aspects of new and existing business.
“By setting up enhanced in-house NPD facilities I will be able to help our clients develop their ranges.”
Steve Loake, managing director and founder of Direct Food Ingredients, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Mark to the company.
“It is an exciting time for us as we are expanding and creating a new department and it will only further our business.
“I firmly believe that Mark’s industry expertise will help our NPD department succeed and give our customers the opportunity to develop new products.”
Direct Food Ingredients’ head office is located on Waters Green in the centre of Macclesfield.
The business is an established leader in the importation, storage and distribution of functional foods, nutritional and sports ingredients as well as vitamin and mineral premixes.
For more information on Direct Food Ingredients go to www. directfood.neta.