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IOI Loders Croklaan is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Cobussen as the new European sales director, starting July 1st, 2013. Mr. Cobussen succeeds Roald Hulst, who has taken up the position of global sales & marketing director within the IOI Loders Croklaan Group.

“Every day, products made with our fats and oils are consumed by millions of people in Europe. Offering the manufacturers of these products the best service experience via the integrated sales of bulk and specialty products from our Rotterdam and Wormerveer plants will be the focus for my first year. Our segment experts will be focused on developing opportunities for mutual growth by partnering with our customers” comments Cobussen, who sees that todays’ challenging market remains to offer growth opportunities for companies with the right attitude towards innovation and sustainability.

“Innovation is about new products and about new ways of doing business. By creating these innovations together with our customers, we increase the success of all parties involved” says Cobussen, who continues to mention the growing importance of supporting customers with risk management tools to optimize buying decisions in the volatile market for vegetable fats and oils. “We will continue to develop our position as the expert on our main commodities ensuring our customers access to the best possible market information”.

In his role as sales director Europe, Mr. Cobussen will be reporting to Dr. Loek Favre, Chief Operating Officer of IOI Loders Croklaan Europe. Since 2004, Mr. Cobussen has taken several positions within Loders Croklaan, the last one as unit manager for the European specialty sales.