July 18/Zug, Switzerland/Press Release -- Hans-Joachim Bohnert, Thomas Eller and Heinrich Sievers were nominated directors of Wild Flavors Europe GmbH in Zug, Switzerland by shareholders’ resolution of June 15, 2011. Hans-Joachim Bohnert and Mark Lotsch were appointed managing directors of Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG in Eppelheim, Germany.

Bohnert studied Economics at the University of Mannheim (Germany) and was first employed as a financial analyst at DuPont AG in Frankfurt/Main. Thereafter, he worked for many years as head of corporate planning at Teroson GmbH, Heidelberg, a later subsidiary of the Henkel AG. In 1991, Bohnert joined WILD, holding varying responsibilities in Finance and Controlling. Since 2009 he has been chief financial officer for Europe.

Eller’s career began over 30 years ago at WILD. After various assignments in the Flavors business unit and international positions, he accepted the position of managing director of Wild Flavors Berlin, where he remains to this day. In 2003, Eller was additionally appointed technical managing director at Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG in Eppelheim. As managing director at Wild Europe, Eller will be responsible for operations in EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) as well as for supply chain management, purchasing, and quality and environmental management.

Lotsch studied Business Administration at the Universities in Mannheim and Kiel (Germany), as well as at the Management School ICHEC in Brussels. In January 1998, he began his career at Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG. After having held various positions in marketing and sales, he went to Great Britain in 2002 assuming responsibility for the local Rudolf Wild Ltd. In 2005, he returned to Germany, leading the sales effort for beverages throughout Europe.

Sievers began as a field sales representative at Capri-Sonne manufacturer Deutsche SiSi-Werke GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG (Eppelheim) in 1977. Following various sales roles, he took on the position of sales director in 1986 and was appointed managing director in 1996. In 2003, Sievers transferred to Rudolf Wild GmbH & Co. KG as managing director for sales and marketing. Today, he serves as managing director at Wild Europe situated in Eppelheim and Berlin, and is responsible for sales, product development and applications at the EMEA subsidiaries.

From the July 18, 2011,Prepared Foods' Daily News.