Addo Food Group COO moves to EDME
Food ingredient company EDME has a new managing director. Mark Hodson was previously chief operating officer (COO) at Addo Food Group which produces chilled savoury products for Wall’s, Bowyers and Pork Farms.
His experience in the food industry includes strategic and operational roles with RF Brookes (suppliers to Marks & Spencer and Pizza Hut), Geest (now Bakkavor) and Unilever.
“The company has been using locally sourced raw materials to produce natural, wholesome ingredients for 135 years,” said Hodson, “but it feels as though it’s just coming of age. Perhaps that’s because now, more than ever, consumers are crying out for nutritious, clean-label foods that taste good.”
David Thompson, EDME’s chief executive, welcomed Mark to the firm: “Mark has significant experience in business transformation. This puts him in the ideal position to consolidate the good work done by the team, and to expand the company’s horizons through closer working relationships with – and support to – customers.”