Canadian dairy company Saputo has announced Kai Bockmann is stepping down as president and chief operating officer (COO) ahead of his retirement on 4 March.
Saputo says that Carl Colizza, its president and COO North America, and Leanne Cutts, president and COO International and Europe, are set to report to Lino Saputo, the Montreal-based company’s CEO.
According to Bockmann’s LinkedIn page, he joined Saputo in 2012 as president and COO of the dairy products division (international) before being promoted in 2017. He then relocated from Lincolnshire, Illinois, to Montreal, Canada, to take on the role of Saputo president and COO.
Prior to Saputo, Bockmann held several roles at McCain Foods, including managing director of McCain Foods Asia, president of McCain Foods international and director of global accounts.
“Kai has contributed to building a strong and diverse leadership team and we thank him for his dedication and involvement over the last ten years,” said Lino Saputo.
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