News Ingredients Business Welcomes Five New Faces



Ingredients business welcomes five new faces
2nd October 2017

By Karen Pickwick

Sofia Chinea-Rodriguez and Andrew Aitchison

Direct Food Ingredients is consolidating its team with the appointment of five new employees.

Andrew Aitchison, Emma Woolley, Mandy Murphy and Sofia Chinea-Rodriguez will work across a variety of areas at the company’s HQ, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, while Olmer Hercules joins the team at the Los Angeles office in California.

Sales account executive Andrew brings with him several years experience in the food industry. Emma will work within Direct Food Ingredients’ quality department as an administrator, where her expertise in the pet nutrition market will help to grow this area of the business.

Mandy has taken up the role of customer service administrator, and sales support administrator Sofia will assist the sales department and help with customer requests. 

Based at Direct Food Ingredients office in Escondido, Los Angeles, Olmer will provide administration support to the company’s dedicated US base.
The company is also on the lookout for a talented PHP software developer and IT support technician.

Steve Loake, managing director at Direct Food Ingredients, said: “We are thrilled to be strengthening our team with the appointment of five new experienced professionals. As demand grows, it’s important that we have the very best personnel in place to continue to ensure we deliver unrivalled customer service to our varied client base, here in the UK and internationally.”

Direct Food Ingredients’ head office is located on Waters Green in the centre of Macclesfield and currently employs 25 people. The business is an established player in the importation, storage and distribution of functional foods, nutritional and sports ingredients as well as vitamin and mineral premixes.