Vion makes senior retail appointment

By Aidan Fortune

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Philippe Thomas is Vion's new COO
Philippe Thomas is Vion's new COO

Related tags Netherlands Vion Beef plant-based

Dutch processor Vion has appointed Philippe Thomas as its new chief operating officer (COO) of business unit retail.

Thomas will be a member of Vion’s executive committee and in his role as COO will be responsible for all retail operations and sales in the Netherlands, Germany, and worldwide.

He joined Vion in 2002 and has held several management positions during this time. In his last job he was responsible for the beef sales activities in Europe as sales director Europe industry & retail out of home markets.

Vion CEO Ronald Lotgerink said: “With his extensive commercial experience and knowledge of our business, Philippe is very welcome in our executive committee for our new Business Unit Retail. This Business Unit will focus on consumer driven products for our retail and industry customers.”​  

Last month (October), Vion announced plans to shift the focus of its facility in Leeuwarden​ from beef to plant-based products due to the growth in popularity of this category, particularly in Europe.

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