Food and drink research company Campden BRI has appointed industry veteran Dr. Richard Akkermans to head its Technology Division.
Food and drink research company Campden BRI has appointed Dr. Richard Akkermans to head its Technology Division. Akkermans will be responsible for driving the development of research and services across the division and working with members of Campden BRI’s senior leadership team to develop and implement the company strategy.Akkermans will lead 70 staff across the departments of Baking & Cereals Processing, Primary Production & Processing and Food Manufacturing Technologies, to provide a broad range of clients – from SMEs up to global multinationals – with research, bespoke operational support, training and consultancy services.Akkermans brings with him over 17 years’ industrial experience of food R&D, technology and product development. After completing his DPhil at Oxford University, Akkermans embarked on a career in the food industry. His previous roles include R&D Director at McCormick, Associate Director for Emerging Markets R&D at Mondelez and European Category Technical Leader for Chocolate at Mars.