UK – Devro plc, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of collagen products for the food industry, announces the appointment of Gerard Hoetmer to the board as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
Gerard Hoetmer is CEO of Corbion, the quoted international biobased products companywhich is listed under the name CSM nv on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam. He was responsible for the transformation of the business into the current focused biobased company.
Gerard, a Dutch national with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University, started his career with Unilever in 1980. He held a number of positions with Unilever until 2005. His latest position was Senior Vice President Supply Chain Unilever Foods and he was a member of Unilever Foods Executive. Gerard is also Chairman of Spieren voor Spieren, a medical charity.
Steve Hannam, Chairman of Devro plc, commented: “I am particularly delighted to welcome Gerard Hoetmer to the role of non-executive director with Devro. His background is uniquely relevant to Devro as we continue to grow our business internationally. As a serving CEO he will be also able to contribute to the Devro board on a broad front.”
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