McMullen takes Baxters job

Baxters’ John McMullen.

BAXTERS Food Group has appointed John McMullen to the role of chief executive officer for its European strategic business unit.

McMullen brings 25 years of experience to the Edinburgh based firm, including senior technical and operational positions with Princes Ltd and HJ Heinz.

Ron David, intermin group chief executive at Baxters Food Group, commented on McMullen’s appointement: “Following a rigorous external recruitment and assessment process John was clearly the candidate best suited to become CEO of our European strategic business unit.

“He has been instrumental in leading the development of the strategy and budget plan for the new financial year and is now in a position to ensure its successful implementation.

“His promotion is testimony to our investment in our Talent for the Future programme and succession strategy.”

McMullen said: “It’s a privilege to take on this role within Baxters, one of the UK’s best-known food businesses. Having held the interim role for a period of time, I have a clear vision for the European business and look forward to playing my part in its ambitious plans for the future.”