Talisker manager joins ingredients firm as ops head

By James Ridler contact

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Stuart Harrington is Macphie’s new head of operations
Stuart Harrington is Macphie’s new head of operations

Related tags: Drinks giant diageo, Food

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has appointed Stuart Harrington as its new head of operations.

Harrington joins the company from drinks giant Diageo, where he has held a number of different roles since April 2010. Most recently, he served as senior site manager of the Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye.

Commenting on his appointment, Harrington said: “Macphie has a great reputation and is achieving fantastic things.Having worked in a production environment for a number of years, I’m looking forward to a new challenge in the food industry.”

Harrington will report directly to Macphie operations director Neil Freckingham.

‘Joins us at an exciting time’

Freckingham added: “Stuart joins us at an exciting time, as the recent £2M investment into our equipment and technology positions us to build on our sustainable profitable growth.

“The operational experience and expertise that he brings to the company will be invaluable as we move forward with our ambitious plans for the future.”

Macphie’s latest hire followed the appointment of Mark Duncan, previously head of Macphie’s Glenbervie operations, as its new technical director last month.

Working with Macphie since 1995, Duncan has more than 20 years of experience in the food industry, including senior roles at Kellogg, Daylay Foods and Scotch Premier Meats.

‘Operational knowledge’

Md Andy Underwood said: “Mark has a wealth of technical and operational knowledge across the business, as well as a broader appreciation of our entire supply chain, which will be invaluable as we move forward.”

Established in 1928, Macphie supplies ingredients to food manufacturers worldwide. The company employs more than 300 workers across three sites: its headquarters in Glenbervie in Aberdeenshire; its premises in Tannochside in North Lanarkshire; and the Midlands Centre of Excellence outside Coventry.

Meanwhile, last week, poultry processor Bernard Matthews appointed Chris Just as its new ceo.

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