Britain’s leading producer of branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients products has appointed Brendan Power as Commercial Director.
He joins Müller Milk & Ingredients in April 2019 from the frozen food business Birds Eye (part of Nomad Foods Group) and brings more than 25 years of commercial experience in leadership roles across channels including multiples, convenience, wholesale, food service and export sectors.
Prior to his work with Birds Eye, Brendan held similar roles for organisations including Adams Foods (a subsidiary of the Irish Dairy Board), and AB InBev.
Brendan will work closely with Rob Hutchison, who has been performing the role on an interim basis alongside his continuing leadership of MMI’s Milk Supply operation, to ensure a smooth handover.
Rob will continue to drive MMI’s agriculture, milk supply and balancing agenda, ensuring that the business builds on its growing reputation for innovation in this area which has included the introduction of new contract options for farmers designed to help them combat market volatility.
Patrick Müller, CEO of Müller Milk & Ingredients said:
“We look forward to welcoming Brendan and thank Rob for his excellent contribution in this interim role over the past few months. Given the critical importance of milk supply and our approach to agriculture, Brendan and Rob will work closely together with customers, ensuring continuity as we continue to transform our business.”
Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs 27,500 people throughout Europe. In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from more than 1,700 British farmers.
The Müller brand is ranked at No.7 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands, and is also the 7th most chosen brand in the UK, picked from shelves more than 208 million times each year. Müller UK & Ireland comprises three business units:
Müller Milk & Ingredients is Britain’s largest producer of branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients products, with a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country.
Müller Yogurt & Desserts is the UK’s leading yogurt manufacturer responsible for major brands like Müllerlight, Müller Corner and Müller Rice. It produces chilled desserts under licence from Mondelez International and supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a dedicated, state of the art yogurt facility.
Milk & More delivers daily essentials to more than 500,000 homes in Britain, via a network of 57 local fulfilment centres. The milkman is arguably the original home delivery service and Milk & More is ensuring that this great British tradition continues to flourish.
Müller is an Official Supporter of British Athletics and Athletics Ireland. With branding and activation rights for four events in 2018 and four events in 2019, Müller aims to empower consumers to make active and healthy lifestyle choices.
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