New prod­uct devel­op­ment boss

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS SME BUSINESS TIPS -

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.

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