Food processing equipment specialist Interfood Technology has announced the latest move in the company’s ongoing development with the appointment of Rob Unwin as Managing Director.
Co-founder of Interfood and prior Managing Director, James Sydenham, comments – “This year sees the 25th anniversary for Interfood, and I think it’s the perfect time to step back and encourage the business to evolve. I am delighted that Rob has agreed to take on the MD role and I congratulate him on his thoroughly deserved promotion. It is an exciting time for the business and with his extensive experience of the food industry and his understanding of Interfood, our values and our partnership approach, Rob is in the prime position to continue the evolution of the business.”
After obtaining a degree in Food Technology, Rob initially took up a position with The Malton Food Group before joining Interfood Technology for the company’s launch in 2000. Having progressed from Divisional Manager through to Sales Director of Interfood’s Slicing Division (where he was responsible for the longstanding partnership with Weber), Rob was appointed Operations Director of the Group in 2017.
Commenting on his new role as MD, Rob said – “We will continue to develop our partnership philosophy that has been so integral to Interfood’s success. We have always looked to do things slightly differently, working closely with our customers to create tailormade solutions. Our focus is offering complete aftercare packages which recognise the importance of optimisation, training, and ongoing support, within the scope of being a total solutions provider. Whilst focusing on our core business within the meat sector, we will continue to expand our offering within related industries, prioritising our launch of the Interfood Bakery Division where we have recently attracted a number of quality suppliers”.
“I am proud of the importance Interfood has always placed on investing in and developing its colleagues to create a strong team with wide ranging experience, industry knowledge and expertise. This is typified by the launch of our new graduate scheme through which we are developing the next generation of Interfood talent.”
James Sydenham is to remain active in the business as a Director and Shareholder and will focus on developing the supply base, including onboarding some new suppliers to further extend Interfood’s offering, while continuing to support Rob and the Management Team in taking the business forward.
Pictured: Rob Unwin (right), with James Sydenham at Interfood’s dedicated warehouse and spare parts facility in Thame.