May 8, 2007
Recent, far-reaching changes in worldwide markets, including the European Union’s new sugar regime, are necessitating revised strategic planning to ensure the future growth of companies like the ORAFTI Group. These and other motivations have driven a management restructure within ORAFTI.
Dominic Speleers and Charles Degard have been appointed as Managing Directors of ORAFTI while retaining their current responsibilities as heads of Sales & Marketing and Production, respectively. Paul Coussement has decided to leave the company to focus on new assignments outside the Südzucker Group.
ORAFTI has already successfully overcome a number of challenging years due to changes in the EU sugar regime. The company is confident that these forward-looking appointments will allow ORAFTI to remain a strong, profitable and industry-leading organization in both the short and long runs.
ORAFTI is part of the ingredients business unit of Südzucker Group (Germany). ORAFTI produces Beneo™ inulin and oligofructose from chicory roots for human and animal nutrition. ORAFTI's head office is in Tienen, Belgium and the company operates in more than 75 countries, with production units in Oreye (Belgium), and Pemuco (Chile).
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