Patrick Müller has stepped down from his role as the chief executive of Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI), the company announced.
Jon Jenkins, former head of Allied Milling and Baking, has been appointed as the new chief executive. He has taken up the position, and Mr Müller will work with him for the next twomonths as part of the transition.
Mr Müller’s two year period saw him leading a transformation of the business in the form of Project Darwin plan.
“A huge amount of work and very tough decisions have and continue to be required. But we are making very good progress and we now see a clear path towards a profitable and sustainable future,” he said.
“I have been deeply impressed and inspired by the relentless effort that our MMI and Müller colleagues have put into this turnaround and I am grateful to have worked with such a dedicated and talented team.”
Jon Jenkins has over 30 years of experience in leading businesses like Associated British Foods, Bulmers and Halewood and Mars.
At ABF, where he spent half of his career, he led Allied Milling and Baking, its largest food business and Twinings, the branded tea business. He worked across all three UK divisions of Mars during his decade long career there.
He said: “It’s clear that strong progress has been made and that Patrick leaves behind an excellent board and team. I am looking forward to helping my colleagues at MMI to write the next chapter in its journey, and with their continuing commitment I know that we can secure a profitable and successful future.”
Mr Müller will continue to lead Müller’s home delivery business Milk & More as chief executive, becoming co-owner.