SYDNEY: Beston Global Food Company (ASX: BFC) announced the appointment of Mr David Isherwood as Chief Manufacturing Officer, effective 26 April, 2022.
David is joining Beston Global Food after spending the past 20 years with Fonterra, where he has held various senior roles in the technical, quality and business areas of Fonterra’s operations around the world.
Prior to joining Fonterra, David spent seven years with the New Zealand Dairy Board in various technical, strategic, analytical and product costing roles.
He holds Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degrees from Canterbury University, New Zealand and a Diploma in Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) from Massey University, NZ.
David will replace Frank Baldi who has resigned from his position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in order to retire from full time employment and move interstate closer to his family.
The Board of Beston acknowledges the significant contributions which Frank has made to the Company in improving the operational processes and efficiencies of the factories and in upgrading the skill base of our factory workforce in a relatively short period of time.
He has been instrumental in overseeing the commissioning of our Lactoferrin plant expansion at Jervois and placing the Jervois and Murray Bridge factories on a trajectory of continuous improvement.
The change of title of the position from COO to Chief Manufacturing Officer (CMO) as from 26 April 2022 when David Isherwood starts with Beston reflects a re-focusing of the role to concentrate on the delivery of manufacturing excellence at our factories and build on the momentum established by Frank Baldi.
Some of the broader functions previously performed by Frank Baldi will be re-assigned to other senior executives with Beston under a restructure to be put in place by the incoming CEO, Fabrizio Jorge.