KTC Edibles appoints new head of oils and fats

By James Ridler contact

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Gary Lewis is the new head of KTC's fats and oils division
Gary Lewis is the new head of KTC's fats and oils division

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Ingredients manufacturer KTC Edibles has appointed a new head of business development for its edible oils and fats division.

Gary Lewis joined the producer from Silbury Marketing, where he spent eight years as board director responsible for the oils and fats part of the business.

With more than three decades’ experience within the industry, Lewis has held senior roles at some of the leading refineries, distributors and manufacturers in the UK – including Cargill, Nortech Foods and New Britain Oils.

He is also the current vice president and former president and chairman of the National Edible Oil Distributors Association, working to protect and promote the production of high-quality oils and fats across the UK.

Ambitious expansion plans

Commenting on his new role, Lewis said: “Joining KTC is a really exciting prospect. The company is in a fantastic position and has ambitious plans for future expansion.

“I'm looking forward to taking on the challenge, putting our strategy into practice and ensuring the business achieves its full potential in terms of brand, product range and market share.”

Lewis’ appointment is part of an ongoing expansion programme for KTC, with the company continuously investing to accelerate the growth of its oils, fats and world food division, both in the UK and overseas.

‘Extensive knowledge’

KTC director Paresh Mehta added: “We're privileged to have Gary on board at KTC. His extensive knowledge and breadth of industry experience will be invaluable, as we look to build our reputation, expand our product portfolio and continue to grow our business across the UK.”

The past month has seen a number of senior appointments in the food and drink manufacturing industry.

Last week, Young’s Seafood announced a major shake-up of its senior management team​ as part of a new aligned business programme.

Meanwhile, British plant-based firm The Meatless Farm Company has appointed Dr Peter Hynes​ as its new head of research and development to build on the company’s innovation in vegan mince, burgers and sausages.

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