Hamlet Protein, global producer of specialty ingredients for young animal nutrition, has hired Lars Petersen as operations director. Based out of Hamlet Protein’s headquarters in Horsens, Denmark, Petersen will be responsible for the plants in Denmark and U.S., procurement, laboratories, and will help drive the company’s sustainability agenda.
Petersen a graduate from the University of Southern Denmark, alumnus of the Copenhagen Business School, and MBA graduate from Brunel University comes with an international background and a broad experience in operational functions with companies like Good Food Group, Rynkeby Foods, and Harboefarm.
“Joining Hamlet Protein allows me to be close to the business and make a direct impact through continuous improvement initiatives. I am thrilled to be joining a strong and passionate team and look forward to helping them drive the various strategic projects that are on the agenda,” Petersen said.
“Hamlet Protein has always been focused on optimizing production processes and driving efficiencies throughout our supply chain. With Lars’ support, we will be able to increase our focus on a range of projects to maintain our competitive advantage in the market through the production of premium products at optimum cost levels. Next to that, the operations function plays an important role in reaching our sustainability goals,” said Hamlet Protein CEO Erik Visser.
Hamlet Protein produces soy-based protein ingredients and fiber specialties for swine, poultry, ruminants and aquaculture at two production plants in Denmark and the U.S. Hamlet Protein services customers around the world through a network of own sales offices and distributors.