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DuPont has announced that it has named Matthias Heinzel, president, DuPont Nutrition & Health, succeeding Craig F. Binetti who is retiring following 38 years of service to the company.
“Craig has served as an outstanding business leader at DuPont. Throughout his career, he has had a talent for leading people, being a role model for our core values and generating business success,” said DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Borel.
“Craig has earned the deep trust and respect from all who worked with him over 38 years. We are deeply grateful for his years of leadership and service, and wish him all of the best.”
“Matthias brings global business experience with a proven success record in building competitive advantage, setting strategy and direction and creating profitable growth. He will help drive the Nutrition & Health business as a leading food ingredients and food safety solutions provider to the food and beverages industries worldwide.”
Heinzel joined DuPont in 2003 following prior leadership roles in the telecommunications industry and at McKinsey & Company. Heinzel has held several business leadership roles in DuPont Imaging Technologies, Authentication and Packaging Graphics. In 2013 he was appointed global business director, Enablers, DuPont Nutrition & Health, where he has been leading significant business improvement.
Binetti joined DuPont in 1977 where his early career spanned a variety of professional and managerial positions covering research, manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing and business positions in the Chemicals, Pigments, Elastomers, Polymers and Fiber businesses. From 1991 to 1998, Binetti held a number of positions in the paper, film and resins businesses in the United States and in Europe. From 1998 to 2002 he was vice president and general manager of Polyester Fibers, Resins & Intermediates. In March 2002 he was named vice president and general manager of DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. In June 2007 he was named president of DuPont Nutrition & Health and chairman of Solae. In September 2009 he added responsibility for DuPont Applied BioSciences, and was named to his current position in May 2011.
LPR Appoints New Operations Manager In Ongoing Expansion
Europe’s second largest pallet pooling provider, LPR, has appointed a new operations manager after a period of rapid growth. Simon Wood will be heading operations for the UK division of the logistics giant.
Wood will be focusing on standardising LPR’s operations structure to ensure customers continue to receive high levels of support and excellent customer service as the business grows; introducing even greater standards of professionalism and encouraging team development.
After completing an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, Wood spent eight years at Ford, followed by eight years in the chemical industry in an engineering role. He then moved to the logistics industry, working as technical manager and plant manager with CHEP for a further eight years. Since November 2013, Wood has acted as a consultant in pallet pooling, specialising in the white pallet sector.
Wood said: “I am thrilled to be joining LPR because of its reputation as a dynamic, growing business which does what it says on the tin. I feel I have a real opportunity to make a difference and look forward to working with an incredibly talented and supportive team. My aim is to ensure the LPR UK team is the best in the industry by continuing to deliver first class customer service and supporting the team from within.”
Jane Gorick, managing director at LPR UK, said: “I am pleased to welcome Simon Wood as our new operations manager. LPR UK is celebrating fantastic year-on-year growth and has appointed a number of new recruits this year as part of our expansion in the UK market.
“Over the next few months, we can see a big trend towards automation, as warehouse managers, retailers and manufacturers all look for a more hands-off approach with an aim to move to a proper service industry. Lessons could be learned from the just-in-time drive in the automotive sector a few decades back – which parallels what is currently happening in FMCG retail. With Simon’s wealth of knowledge from his time at both Ford and in the logistics industry, I have no doubt that 2015 will be even more successful still.”