Cargill has appointed Doug Rosenberg as the new regional director of its UK and Ireland premix and nutrition operations, following the imminent retirement of the company’s UK and Ireland country manager and managing director Cargill Animal Nutrition Martin Douglas OBE.
Mr Rosenberg first joined Cargill in February this year, working in business development for the European, Middle East and Africa region from the Amsterdam office. Prior to this he was country general manager of the food manufacturer Goodman Fielder for Papua New Guinea and Australasia.
He has also held senior leadership roles within Exxon Mobil, HJ Heinz and British American Tobacco, gaining global business experience in markets across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the US.
At the same time, Erik van Straaten joins Cargill’s UK and Ireland as commercial director. He has spent the last 15 years working in Cargill’s European food businesses, with his most recent posting to oversee the commercial integration of its newly acquired foods business in Turkey.
Both Mr Rosenberg and Mr van Straaten will be based at the Provimi manufacturing site in Dalton, North Yorkshire from June 1st 2016, but will also spend time at the Cargill Lichfield site in Staffordshire and at the Cargill Naas site in Ireland.
Mr Douglas is retiring after 31 years with Cargill. He joined the business in 1985 after spells as a feed salesman with RHM Agriculture, WJ Oldacre and Volac. His Cargill career included setting up the Intermol molasses terminal at Hull; helping integrate the UAM acquisition from Unilever into Cargill in the early 1990s and then the later Banks Cargill and Frontier joint ventures; and running the Manchester starch and sweeteners manufacturing site with revenues of £250 million.