Continued growth has seen Dalziel Ingredients further expand its sales team with the appointment of John Camus as Technical Sales Account Manager.
His move is a nod to Dalziel’s expanding customer base and commitment to customer service as the UK specialist in bespoke seasoning blends, cures, functional ingredients and ambient sauces.
John takes up his new sales role after an NPD background as ingredient technologist at Dalziel’s Felling, Gateshead new product development centre.
He brings five years of knowledge and experience of the ingredients used in Dalziel’s blends, the processes used both within its own blending facilities and at various manufacturing sites around the UK.
Previously, John worked as a butcher at WM Morrison Supermarkets plc whilst studying a degree in food science at Northumbria University.
He said: “Our customers’ projects can have tight deadlines, so having an NPD background and insight of the science behind the products we develop gives me a heads up on customer requirements.
“It helps to get samples right first time, so our customers can get their projects signed off within often demanding timescales.
“Introducing new products and working with customers to problem solve is something I can’t wait to do.”
Richard Wilson, Dalziel Ingredients’ sales director, added: “As we work across more and more sectors within the food industry, our aim is to ensure we continue to offer the unrivalled customer service, account management, technical and NPD support that our success and growth is built on.”
Equally, Dalziel Ingredients is committed to investing in and developing its own people, explained Mr Wilson.
“It gives employees a real drive and determination when they can see their hard work can be rewarded by progression.
“For a Technical Sales Account Manager to already know the business, the sites, the people, manufacturing processes, NPD systems, technical systems, capabilities and customer base, it allows them to get straight into the account management side of the job for the benefit of Dalziel and our customers.”
Dalziel Ingredients advises food manufacturers across the UK on flavour trends, market analysis, factory processes, recipe formulations and product quality enhancements (increasing yields, salt reductions, improved texture and fat reduction).
All Dalziel Ingredients’ products – seasonings, complete mixes, rubs, glazes, functional blends, flavoured batters, flavoured crumbs, snack seasonings, cures and brines – can be developed as gluten free at Dalziel’s purpose built, BRC accredited dry blending site. Existing products can reformulated as gluten free.