Chr. Hansen Makes Changes in Sales Management and Globalizes Activities

Milwaukee, WI – To put a greater focus on key industry segments, Chr. Hansen has reorganized the sales management team in North America. Tom Barry will continue in his role as Vice President of Sales for Meat and Prepared Foods, allowing for greater strategic focus into this very large business segment, as measured by current and potential sales. Previously, he was also responsible for the overall direction of sales for the Food and Beverage industry.

Paul Duddleston is appointed to Vice President of Sales for Food and Beverage, and will be responsible for growing the sales of Chr. Hansen products in this industry. He previously was Vice President of Sales for Dairy. Additionally, Ken Gawley is promoted to Director of Marketing for Food and Beverage.

Kristian Elsborg is promoted to Vice President of Sales for Dairy. He has been with the company for 15 years and has held several positions, most recently as the Director of Sales for Cheese Ingredients.

Don Cox, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, explains, "By focusing our efforts on these key industries, our customers can expect specialized expertise and true innovations."

In addition, the company has integrated the North American marketing, product management and production activities into the global organization. According to David R. Carpenter, President and CEO of Chr. Hansen in North America, "This integration will help drive global processes in North America and ensure global alignment. We will gain from the knowledge and processes of our colleagues in other locations, which will allow us to respond more actively to opportunities and give our customers a competitive edge."

Operating from facilities in thirty countries worldwide, Chr. Hansen is a global biotechnology company that provides ingredients to the food, dairy, human health and nutrition, and animal health industries. Based on intensive research, Chr. Hansen works to improve the quality of food and health for people all over the world. The company is a primary supplier of cultures, probiotics, enzymes, colors, flavors, seasonings, sweeteners, and tablet coatings and excipients, which are applied in foods and beverages, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and agricultural products. For more information, visit

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Linda Sweek
Communications & PR Manager
Chr. Hansen, Inc.
[email protected]

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