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Müller Dairy Appoints New Managing Director

Müller Dairy Appoints New Managing Director
March 04
09:18 2015

The UK’s leading yogurt and chilled desserts manufacturer Müller Dairy, part of Müller UK & Ireland Group, has confirmed the appointment of Bergen Merey as managing director. He joins Müller Dairy on 4th May having spent nearly 25 years with Procter & Gamble (P&G), latterly as a member of P&G’s Global Business Leadership Council and vice president of the company, leading P&G’s Selling & Market Operations in the Benelux countries.

Bergen Merey brings with him a wide array of executive leadership, brand building, marketing and talent development experience across many of P&G’s key brands in beauty, grooming, health, fabric, home, baby care and snacks categories throughout both the developed and the developing markets, including global, regional, and local roles.

Bergen Merey.

Bergen Merey.

In Benelux, Bergen Merey led P&G’s entire business portfolio across many of the well-known household names, such as Ariel®, Pampers®, Always®, Gillette®, Oral-B®, Olay®, Max Factor®, Pantene®, Head & Shoulders®, Duracell®, with corporate governance, stewardship and executive leadership responsibilities of the multiple Company sites and the manufacturing plants.

Prior to this appointment, he held a series of leadership roles in the snacks category, as vice president Western Europe, and as general manager for the global Pringles® brand, including its launch and distribution in China and the Asia region.

Andrew McInnes has been acting managing director of Müller Dairy whilst the recruitment process has taken place and will now revert to his role as chief financial officer of Müller UK & Ireland Group.

Müller UK & Ireland Group is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller. It has 19 sites nationwide and employs almost 6,000 people across four business units: Müller Dairy, Müller Wiseman Dairies, Müller Minsterley and TM Telford.

Ronald Kers, Chief Executive of Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, says: “We have ambitious plans for our business in the UK and Ireland and want to build on the strong progress we have made to date. We are very pleased to welcome Bergen to the business. His experience, leadership, drive and energy will be crucial at what is an exciting phase in the development of Müller in the UK.”

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