Westland Milk appoints new chief operations office

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Former Fonterra regional manager Craig Betty has been appointed as the new chief operations officer at Westland Milk Products.

It is the second new appointment to Westland’s senior management team following the recent announcement of ary Yu taking up the role of general manager for the company in China. 

Westland Milk Products chief executive Toni Brendish said Mr Betty’s appointment will bring considerable operations experience to the company which has a major processing facility in Rolleston’s Izone business park.

“Craig comes to us with extensive experience in the dairy sector,” Ms Brendish said.

“He has a proven record for getting the very best performance out of the operations side of the business in terms of meeting financial goals, achieving continuous improvement and bringing his team on board with the company’s vision and business strategies.”

Prior to joining Westland Mr Betty was Regional General Manager Operations for the lower North Island for Fonterra and has had a career with Fonterra dating back to 2002. Prior to that he worked for such companies as Mainland Meats, Heinz Wattie, Huttons and Glaxo Pharmaceuticals.