Palsgaard appoints new chief commercial officer
Danish-based emulsifier manufacturer Palsgaard has confirmed Michael Skriver has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), reporting to CEO Jakob Thøisen, writes Neill Barston.
He joins the business, which offers a diverse range of bakery and confectionery applications, after an established international career, most recently as CCO of AAK Asia.
Skriver is set to be based at the company’s headquarters in Juelsminde, and will be responsible for the further development of the company’s Sales, Application, Marketing and Product Management functions.
Palsgaard CEO, Jakob Thøisen comments, “Michael brings a wealth of experience in strategic commercial development and international team building. I am excited to have him onboard to help drive our future global growth.”
Michael said: “I am delighted to be able to join Palsgaard at such an exciting time in their 100-year history. The company is committed to doubling production capacity to service the global emulsifier and stabiliser market, whilst maintaining its carbon-neutral production status. It is this commitment to growing the business through sustainable and responsible actions which most attracted me to accepting the challenging role of CCO.”
Palsgaard is owned by the Schou Foundation and has 589 employees across 17 countries. Its turnover in 2020 was $245 million (1.5 billion DKK) with products sold to more than 120 countries.
Thanks to the company’s specialised emulsifier/stabiliser systems), bakery, confectionery, condiments, dairy and ice cream producers are able to improve the quality and extend the shelf-life of their products. Notably, the business also enables the production of better-for-you products with improved taste, mouthfeel and texture while using less resources.