Louis Wolthers

Top management changes for McCain Foods South Africa

Frozen vegetable giant, McCain Foods, has implemented a number of top-level structure changes in the past few weeks in its local office, with a new MD taking over from Louis Wolthers (left) who has been promoted to the Global McCain Foods leadership team where he will be responsible for the SANZAR (South Africa, Australia and New Zealand) region as Regional President South Africa, Australia/New Zealand.

Rob StevensRob Stevens (right), past Foodservice Commercial Director (South Africa), is the new MD (South Africa) with effect from August 2013.

“Stevens joined the company in March 2012 and immediately took to his role of driving strong McCain Foods Foodservice growth across South Africa. Although recently tasked with the added responsibility of leading the McCain Foods (SA) Retail team, Stevens has achieved a successful track record in developing winning strategies across foodservice and retail, building strong teams across both divisions and improving process and productivity across the board,” says a company press release.

“These achievements, together with his intimate working knowledge of the South African marketplace, through previous positions with YUM Africa, where he was responsible for supply chain and innovation, and with Tiger Brands, in which he held various roles of increasing responsibility, including sales and marketing leadership positions, put Stevens in good stead to take up the reigns and lead the McCain Foods South African operation to ever higher levels of sustainable profitability and growth,” it adds.