Patties Foods new GM Operations at Bairnsdale, Denis Gerrard, is one of the most experienced food industry executives in Australia.
Denis joined Patties Foods in August 2014 from SPC Ardmona, where he was Operations Director for their Goulburn Valley facilities in Shepparton.
Over a 36-year career in the Food Industry, Denis has worked in Operations, Sales, Procurement, and Supply Chain Management. He has previously worked for George Weston Foods, Bonlac, Golden Poultry and Heinz. In announcing his appointment, Patties Foods MD & CEO, Steven Chaur, described Denis as an exceptional leader with a strong background in blue-chip food companies and a passion for delivering outstanding results through change processes.
“Denis has led a major turnaround in operational performance at SPC Ardmona.
“One of his big strengths is communication. Clear, concise and objective driven. He is inclusive and very good at communicating business/manufacturing direction,” Mr Chaur said.