Chaur to Succeed Peters and Knapp as Patties Foods CEO

Steven Chaur has been named chief executive officer of Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia-headquartered Patties Foods, replacing acting joint chief executives Tim Peters and Michael Knaap.

The company’s frozen brands include Four'N Twenty, Patties, Herbert Adams, Nanna's, Creative Gourmet and Chefs Pride.

Chaur, a former managing director in charge of Saint-Gobain’s Pacific region, will assume the position on April 15. His experience also includes executive posts at Findus Australasia, National Foods and Tip Top Bakeries.

"Steven has a strong track record in transforming companies in the baking, dairy and frozen food industries through operational improvement, brand innovation-led growth and a customer-driven culture," said Mark Smith, chairman of Patties.