Simon Muschamp is to retire from his role as Head of Marketing at Lakeland Dairies, following 16 years with the leading Irish Dairy Farming Co-Operative.
Muschamp will step down from Lakeland Dairies on the 3rd April 2018, following a distinguished career in foodservice spanning 40 years, said:
“Over two decades Lakeland Dairies – along with our foodservice division Pritchitts – has grown to become one of the leading dairy products suppliers here in the UK and globally. Having seen the company firmly establish itself as the dairy partner to chefs and operators across the hotel, restaurant, education, travel and cost sectors I feel the time is right to step down. I have been and still am, hugely passionate about our great industry.”
Paul Chmielewski, currently Head of International at Lakeland Dairies, will assume the role from Muschamp and has been appointed the new Head of Marketing & International from the 3rd April.
Speaking about the new appointment Chmielewski said:
“Simon was integral to Lakeland Dairies’ achievements and I wish him all the best in this next phase of his life. I am delighted and excited to start this new chapter in my career at Lakeland Dairies, and am looking forward to working alongside a strong and passionate team. My focus is to continue to build upon our success and unrivalled reputation within the industry for product innovation.”
For the last five years Chmielewski has successfully overseen Lakeland Dairies’ global business which encompasses seventy countries, and brings with him extensive experience in UK and international sales, marketing and management following a career spanning four decades in foodservice and the FMCG markets.
Lakeland Dairies is one of Ireland’s largest farmer-owned dairy co-operatives. Their cows graze on lush, green pastures producing high quality milk, which is collected from over 2,400 family farms on a daily basis. Using unrivalled expertise and state of the art machinery, they process over 1 billion litres of milk into their range of value added dairy products.