Senior appointment at Marel Poultry

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Anton de Weerd and Roger Claessens (l-r) are taking on new roles at Marel Poultry
Anton de Weerd and Roger Claessens (l-r) are taking on new roles at Marel Poultry

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Icelandic processor Marel has appointed Roger Claessens as EVP of its poultry division.

From 1 September, Anton de Weerd will step down as Marel Poultry’s EVP, with current director of innovation Roger Claessens taking over the role. De Weerd will take on a new role within Marel.

Claessens has already spent 18 years at Marel and gained extensive management experience. In his role as director of innovation over the past five years, he has headed up Marel’s innovations for the poultry industry.

Árni Oddur Thórdarson, CEO of Marel, said: “I would like to sincerely thank Ton for his extraordinary contribution to Marel's success over the years. It has been really enjoyable to work with him on all the revolutions we have realised in the poultry industry. During his 37-year career at Marel, Ton has been a truly valuable member of the team, who played a key role in delivering a solid operational performance. Thanks to Ton, Marel Poultry is well positioned for the future and fully prepared to handle the expected growth. That is why I am pleased that Marel will continue to benefit from his vast experience and business insights.”

Thórdarson added: “We are delighted that Roger has accepted this role. He has clearly demonstrated both leadership talent and technical capacities. Under his direction, the Marel innovation team has constantly introduced new products, systems and solutions that have transformed the poultry industry. I warmly welcome Roger on board as executive vice president of Marel Poultry and a member of the executive team.”

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