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New CEO takes helm at potato processor Aviko

Former Brakes UK and Grampian Food Group chief executive Ton Christiaanse has been appointed interim CEO of potato processor Aviko.

Christiaanse, who stood down as Brakes UK CEO in October 2017, takes over at Dutch-owned foodservice specialist Aviko from Piet Hein Merckens, who stood down at the end of last year.

The Edinburgh-based Dutchman is also chairman of Scottish beef processor AK Stoddart and is a member of the innovation board for Scottish Food and Drink.

He has a “wealth of general management experience in the international food industry”, said Aviko parent, the Dutch agro-industrial co-op Royal Cosun.

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