Underwood has worked for 27 years in the food industry in various senior roles, most recently with Authentic Foods. He has also worked with Brakes, Schwan’s Consumer Brands and Coca-Cola.
Chief executive, Alastair Macphie said: “Andrew’s impressive track record in food service, food manufacturing and retail will be a great asset to the company. Andrew has responsibility for developing our sales, marketing and customer services teams and expanding our £41m revenue.”
Underwood said: “I’m delighted to be joining Macphie, a business with a very strong heritage built on quality, service and innovation, delivered by a dedicated and passionate team of people. Our key challenge moving forward is to ensure we work more closely with our customers delivering solutions to meet the evolving needs of their consumers, through appropriate added value innovation across products and services.”
Macphie manufactures a range of food ingredients for the bakery, food service and food manufacturing sectors both in the UK and abroad.