Dutch meat producer Vion Food Group has announced the appointment of Francis Kint as its new chief executive, effective 1 September.
Kint, who previously held roles with Chiquita (Vice President, North and Eastern Europe), Fiskars (President, Europe) and Univeg, replaces interim CEO Tom Heidman, who is re-appointed as member of the group's Supervisory Board.
Commenting on the appointment, Sipko Schat, chair of the board of directors at Vion Food, said “The dynamics of the modern food industry hold no secrets for Francis. He is well versed in confronting the challenges of handling fresh products and has extensive experience in maintaining good relations with suppliers, clients and producers worldwide.
“Francis is also a facilitator par excellence, getting people and companies with different backgrounds and cultures to work together effectively.”
© 2015 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Stephen Wynne-Jones