On the Street - Anderson Joins Fonterra

March 11/Health & Medicine Week -- Blake Anderson joined New Zealand dairy company Fonterra Co-operative Group in the newly created role of director, value-added ingredients.

Anderson, who will be based in Fonterra North America's corporate headquarters in Chicago, will oversee Fonterra's ingredients operations in North America, Europe, Japan and Korea, as well as key Fonterra relationships with global food companies. Formerly of Symrise Inc, Campbell Soup Co. and Dean Specialty Foods, he will report directly to Andrei Mikhalevsky, Fonterra's managing director for Ingredients.

"Blake is a highly respected leader in the global food industry and brings more than three decades worth of experience to Fonterra," Mikhalevsky said. "Blake's role will allow Fonterra to further strengthen relationships with its key customers and hone our focus on value added business. His work in food and food ingredients-related industries means he is well suited to help Fonterra Ingredients develop its product portfolio of specialised dairy ingredients."

Anderson most recently held the position of president, Flavours and Nutrition Division, for Symrise's North American region.

From the March 16, 2009, Prepared Foods E-dition