24/01/17 Updated 06/02/19

Marel expands its executive team

Marel's executive team has been expanded and strengthened with several experienced and highly qualified Marel Managing Directors. These changes will further align execution with strategy and enable Marel to reach its long term goals.

The new executive team members are:

  • Anton de Weerd, Head of Poultry Industry
  • Jón Birgir Gunnarsson, Head of Fish Industry
  • Gerrit den Bok, Head of Further Processing Industry
  • David Wilson, Head of Meat Industry
  • Pétur Gudjónsson, Head of Sales and Service Network
  • Paul van Warmerdam, Head of Global Supply Chain
  • Davíd Freyr Oddsson, Head of Human Resources

All of Marel's key industries are now represented in the executive team sharpening the market and innovative -driven focus of the company. The appointment of the Head of Sales and Service network further reflects the importance of the global network which is essentially Marel's competitive edge.

The positions of the Head of Global Supply Chain and the Head of Human Resources have been appointed to the executive team to increase operational efficiency. In coming months the position of Global Head of Innovation will also be added to the team in order to prioritize further innovative activities and to speed time to market.

These new members together with Árni Oddur Thórdarson CEO, Erik Kaman CFO and Sigsteinn Grétarsson COO now form Marel’s executive team.

Árni Oddur Thórdarson, CEO of Marel:

“The extension of the executive team will support Marel in fully capitalizing on markets trends and in realizing its long-term goals. It will simplify the organizational structure at Marel enabling us to take better and faster decisions and to share best practices across business units. The new team members are experienced leaders with strong international backgrounds and profound expertise in their fields. We are all committed and passionate about Marel’s future."