Fonterra Names Troy Hudgson North America Vice President

New Zealand-based Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world’s leading innovative dairy solutions provider, has announced that Troy Hudgson has been appointed to the position of Vice President, Category Development for Fonterra Ingredients North America.

Mr. Hudgson will be based at Fonterra North America’s corporate headquarters in Chicago, Ill. He will oversee Fonterra’s regional growth strategies for categories, including bars and snack foods, ingredients for cheese, cheese for meals, cultured foods, pediatric nutrition, organics and functional beverages. In addition, he will create annual marketing and innovation plans to support consumer and customer insights in the United States. Mr. Hudgson is transitioning from his role as the Marketing and Channel Development Manager for Fonterra’s Global Foodservice division, and will report directly to Martin Bates, President of Fonterra Ingredients North America.

“Troy has been recognized as playing a key role with his successful work in global foodservice that align well to our category development strategies in the United States,” said Martin Bates, President, Fonterra Ingredients North America. “His work has resulted in the creation of a marketing strategy that has resulted in the growth of the global foodservice business. We are confident that Troy will effectively be able to implement this knowledge into his new position and positively support Fonterra’s innovative products development pipeline.”

Prior to his foodservice role at Fonterra, Hudgson worked in business development at Genesis Research and Development, and CSIRO Health Sciences and Nutrition in Australia. “I am looking forward to enhancing Fonterra’s capabilities for regional growth strategies to support our customers and assist them in developing the next generation of dairy ingredients,” Hudgson said.

Fonterra Ingredients sources the highest-quality dairy ingredients for inclusion in specialty products and blended ingredients for customers in developed markets such as the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. It is focused on providing innovative dairy solutions in the categories of – bars and snack foods, ingredients for cheese, cheese for meals, cultured foods, pediatric nutrition, organics and functional beverages and foodservice.

Fonterra is represented in 140 countries and territories around the world, with a network of offices covering every continent except Antarctica.
About Fonterra
• Fonterra is the world’s largest dairy exporter, with annual revenues of about NZ$16 billion.
• As New Zealand’s largest and truly multinational business, Fonterra trades in 140 countries.
• Our portfolio includes dairy ingredients, liquid and powdered milks, cultured foods and yogurts, butter, cheese and specialty foodservices products.
• Our brands include Anchor™, Mainland™, Fresh n’ Fruity™, Anlene™, Anmum™, Fernleaf™, Tip Top™, Kapiti™, Bega™, Ski™, Peters™ and Brownes™.
• Fonterra reported revenues of NZ$16 billion in the 12 months to July 31, 2009.

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