Lantmännen Unibake UK announces the appointment of a new Head of Technical as part of the business’s senior leadership team – Dr Stefania Cuffari.
Stefi will be responsible for the technical teams, ensuring the highest standards are achieved, as well as developing and improving technical efficiencies across the business.
Her primary objectives upon joining Lantmännen Unibake UK include aligning both factories to ensure all teams work to the same standards and procedures using a Quality Management System, as well as embarking upon an agenda of reducing waste and complaints through technical strategy, updated machinery and through coordinating with the production floor to educate personnel to a higher level of understanding on product, process and customer focus. These objectives form part of Lantmännen Unibake UK’s wider commitment to a continuous programme of improvements across the business.
Stefi joins Lantmännen Unibake UK with a breadth of retailer, foodservice and manufacturing experience, having worked across both UK food manufacturing and supply chain. Stefania began her career as a Food Researcher before joining a major UK retailer where she became Head of the Chilled Category before becoming Head of Technical for the UK’s leading airline ready meals manufacturer.
After spending a few years in the airline business, achieving the highest standard certifications for food safety, and introducing handling segregations across all top 14 allergens, Stefania was appointed as the Technical and Compliance Director for Kout Food Group. Here she was responsible for the food safety, legality and quality across the whole estate, including brands such as KFC, Burger King, and Subway.
Stefi commented on her new role: “I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into the job as Head of Technical and helping to shape the future of the ever-changing bakery industry. As one of the leading bakery suppliers to the foodservice and retail sectors, we pride ourselves in our technological advancements which allow us to provide our customers with great products and service.”
Richard Stowey, Operations Director at Lantmännen Unibake UK said: “We’re delighted to have Stefi joining the Lantmännen Unibake UK team, she already has a great understanding of the industry and we’re looking forward to fully integrating her into the business.”