Emiel Lommen has assumed the position of global commercial director of the Frostkrone Food Group, reporting directly to Frédéric Dervieux, chief executive officer. With the promotion, he is now in charge of global sales, corporate new product development and marketing, in addition to foodservice sales in Germany.
Part of the Rietberg, Germany-headquartered frozen finger food and snack company since 2017, Lommen became managing director of operations in Germany during 2021 and headed its workforce of more than 350 employees until the end of January 2022. Initially hired six years ago as key account manager in the foodservice sector, he took over the office in Breda, the Netherlands, in 2018. From there he looked after the entire foodservice business of Frostkrone Tiefkühlkost GmbH.
Lommen is a graduate of the University of Vliessingen, where he studied International business and languages. After finishing his degree, the Dutch national was employed by Lamb Weston for about 14 years in a variety of different positions before making the decision to join Frostkrone.
As his new role, Lommen will work closely with the commercial teams and the managing directors of individual business units to drive global alignment and optimization of processes and improve profitability.
“I am very happy that we were able to win Emiel as global commercial director. In his capacity as managing director for Germany, he successfully turned around customers, structures and processes during one of the biggest crises ever,” said CEO Dervieux, who has additionally taken over the function of managing director in Germany until further notice.
Frostkrone’s lines of of foodservice and and retail products range from Pizza Bites and Pizza Pockets to Crunchy Mozzarella Sticks, Halloumi Fries, Burner Buns, Chicken Pops, Corny Dogs, Fried and Filled Potato Skins, Onion Rings, Mac & Cheese Bites and more. The extensive assortment is produced at company-owned plants in Germany, France the UK and USA, and distribution is widespread throughout continental Europe, Britain, North America and Asia.