Muller appoints new commercial director

Britain’s leading producer of branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients products has appointed Brendan Power as its commercial director.

He joins Muller 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.

Power has held several leadership roles across several channels – including multiples, convenience, wholesale, food service and export sectors.

Prior to his work with Birds Eye, he held similar roles for organisations including Adams Foods (a subsidiary of the Irish Dairy Board), and AB InBev.

Power will also 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.

Hutchison 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 Muller, chief executive of Muller 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.”