31 Oct 2018
Today, Puratos announced two new appointments for its North American Management Team. This team will support the global objectives of the company to further strengthen its strategic developments in key markets and reinforce its interaction with customers.
Puratos has been growing significantly over several years, both expanding geographically and growing organically in its markets. North America represents important growth potential for the Puratos Group.
Effective as of October 30th, Paul Bakus is appointed as the new Puratos Markets Director – North America, replacing Karel Zimmermann. Paul will report directly to Daniel Malcorps, Puratos’ Group CEO. He will be part of the Group Executive Committee. Paul Bakus joins Puratos after an international career of over 30 years at Nestlé.
Originally, from Southern California, Paul began his career in Sales, before moving into senior Marketing roles across the United States. Paul was President of Nestlé’s Baking division and spent three years working at Nestlé’s headquarters in Switzerland.
Also as of October 30th, Andrew Brimacombe is appointed as General Manager of Puratos USA. Andy will report directly to Paul Bakus, Markets Director - North America. Andy built a career in consulting, first at Deloitte, then Accenture.
Most recently, he was at Aryzta, the International Food business with leadership in frozen Business-to-Business bakery. He held the position of President of the Consumer Foods Business, after holding previous roles as Procurement Officer across a region encompassing North America and Brazil and Chief Commercial Services Officer in the US.
“We would like to thank Karel Zimmermann for his great contribution to the development of Puratos North America over the last twenty years. The Puratos Group strongly believes that this new leadership, together with the strength of the current team in place, will further reinforce the development of our long-term strategy to support our customers’ and our company’s growth.” Daniel Malcorps, CEO Puratos Group.
Puratos is an international group, which offers a full range of innovative products and application expertise for artisans, industry, retailers and food service customers in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors. Our headquarters are located on the outskirts of Brussels (Belgium), where the company was founded in 1919.
Today, our products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world. In many cases, they are produced locally by our subsidiaries. Above all, we aim to be ‘reliable partners in innovation’ across the globe to help our customers deliver nutritious, tasty food to their local communities. In the US, we are headquartered in Pennsauken, New Jersey and have 5 production sites, 6 regions and 6 innovation centers.
Vice President Marketing Puratos USA
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