Puratos Group has made two new appointments to its North American Management Team that will strengthen the company’s strategic developments and reinforce its interaction with customers.
Paul Bakus has been named Puratos’ new markets director – North America, replacing Karel Zimmermann. Bakus will report directly to Daniel Malcorps, Puratos’ Group ceo. He will be part of the Group Executive Committee. Bakus joins Puratos after an international career of over 30 years at Nestlé.
Originally from Southern California, Bakus began his career in sales before moving into senior marketing roles across the United States. Bakus was president of Nestlé’s baking division and spent three years working at Nestlé’s headquarters in Switzerland.
Andrew Brimacombe has been appointed as general manager of Puratos USA. Brimacombe will report directly to Bakus.
Brimacombe built a career in consulting, first at Deloitte, then Accenture. Most recently, he was at Aryzta, a international food business with leadership in frozen business-to-business bakery. He held the position of president of the consumer foods business, after the roles of procurement officer across a region encompassing North America and Brazil and chief commercial services officer in the U.S.
“We would like to thank Karel Zimmermann for his great contribution to the development of Puratos North America over the last 20 years,” Malcorps said. “The Puratos Group strongly believes that the new leadership, together with the strong current team in place, will further strengthen the development of our long-term strategy to support our customers’ and our company’s growth.”