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Müller Confirms Ravenhall Departure

Press Release   •   Aug 26, 2015 12:00 BST

Müller Wiseman Dairies Managing Director Carl Ravenhall (46) is to step down from his position in charge of the fresh milk, cream and butter business.

He leaves by mutual agreement having significantly contributed to the development of Müller Wiseman Dairies.

Ronald Kers, Chief Executive Officer of Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller said:

“Carl has been out of the business for a little while for personal reasons and has taken time to reflect on his personal priorities. We understand and respect this decision and wish him well for the future.

“He has successfully steered Müller Wiseman Dairies through a period of major change and whilst there remains much to do within a very challenging sector of the dairy industry, he leaves the business in good shape and with our best wishes.”

Müller UK & Ireland Chief Financial Officer Andrew McInnes (42) has been appointed Acting Managing Director of the Müller Wiseman Dairies business.

Müller UK & Ireland

Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Müller Group. It has 19 sites nationwide and employs almost 6,000 people across two business units: Müller Dairy and Müller Wiseman Dairies.

Müller Dairy is the UK’s leading branded yogurt manufacturer, with major brands such as Müller Corner, Müllerlight and Müller Rice.

The business makes chilled desserts including Cadbury Bubbles of Joy, Pots of Joy, Layers of Joy and Twin-pot products, produced under license from Mondelez.

Müller Dairy also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a state of the art yogurt facility in Telford, Shropshire.

Müller Wiseman Dairies is a leading fresh milk, cream and butter business with a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country.

The business recently commenced butter-making, opening a major facility in Shropshire with the capacity to produce up to 45,000 tonnes of salted, unsalted and lactic butter each year for the manufacturing, food service and retail sectors.

To make its range of dairy products, the Müller UK & Ireland buys milk from more than 1,200 British dairy farmers, all of whom are Red Tractor Farm Assured.

Müller Wiseman Milk Group Dairy members elect a representative farmer board which works with the business to discuss milk supply issues, including the Group’s commitment to maintain a competitive milk price and contractual position.