Specialty vegetable fats and oils AAK appointed Dr James Jones (above left) as its new VP of customer innovation, and Jim Rethore (above right) joins AAK as VP-operations.
Of Dr Jones, Terry Thomas, president of AAK USA Inc. said: “We are thrilled to add an individual of such high caliber as Dr. James S. Jones to our leadership team. He brings a wealth of experience to AAK and is very well suited to direct our Customer Innovation team. This team will drive our co-development process and help us continue to deliver value-adding solutions for any of the toughest customer formulation challenges.”
Of Rethore, Thomas added: “Jim brings more than 30 years of operational experience with leading food industry manufacturers to us. We can’t wait to see his experience in action as we work with our customers to provide unique answers to their product development challenges, delivering real results.”