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Barry Callebaut appoints David S. Johnson as President and CEO Americas – Massimo Garavaglia to return to Europe as President Western Europe

Apr 17, 2009

The Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG has appointed David “Dave” S. Johnson to the position of President and CEO Americas and member of the Senior Management Team, effective May 1, 2009. David Johnson will succeed Massimo Garavaglia, who has successfully held this position since September 2006, after having relocated from Europe for a three-year term. Massimo Garavaglia will return to Europe as of June 1, 2009 to succeed Onno Bleeker as President Western Europe.

Barry Callebaut reports results for first six months of fiscal year 2008/09: Increased profitability in recessionary markets

Apr 02, 2009

During the first half of fiscal year 2008/09, Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, succeeded in significantly increasing its profitability in an exceptionally difficult environment.

CEO Patrick De Maeseneire to leave after 7 years – Juergen B. Steinemann appointed new CEO of Barry Callebaut

Apr 02, 2009
After seven years with Barry Callebaut, CEO Patrick De Maeseneire has decided to leave Barry Callebaut and to accept the appointment as CEO of Adecco SA, the worldwide leader in Human Resources services, effective June 1, 2009. The Board of Directors has appointed Juergen B. Steinemann (born 1958, German national) to the position of CEO of Barry Callebaut, effective August 1, 2009.

Expanding business in South America: Barry Callebaut signed distribution agreement with leading agribusiness company Bunge in Brazil

Apr 02, 2009
Barry Callebaut Brasil S/A and Bunge Alimentos, a subsidiary of Bunge Limited and major agribusiness company in Brazil, signed a distribution agreement for Brazil whereby Bunge will assume the exclusive distribution of artisanal chocolate products made by Barry Callebaut in Brazil through the Food Service channel. Furthermore, Barry Callebaut and Bunge will jointly develop a range of compound and chocolate products under the Sicao (Barry Callebaut) and the Gradina (Bunge) brand, respectively, designed to meet the specific needs of the food service/bakery market in Brazil.

Hershey to buy Van Houten Singapore consumer business from Barry Callebaut

Mar 11, 2009
Barry Callebaut sold 100% of its consumer company in Asia, Van Houten Singapore, to The Hershey Company, (NYSE: HSY), effective February 28, 2009. While retaining ownership of the traditional Van Houten Brand, Barry Callebaut will grant to The Hershey Company a perpetual, exclusive license of the Van Houten brand name and related trademarks in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand for consumer products. Barry Callebaut will continue to use the well-known Van Houten brand in its gourmet and vending mix business worldwide. The two parties did not disclose financial details of the transaction.