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Crespel & Deiters Group appoints Executive Board in response to dynamic growth

19/12/2022 – Manufacturing / Wheat / Crespel & Dieters Group / Europe / Appointments

Crespel & Deiters Group appoints Executive Board in response to dynamic growth

Germany-headquartered Crespel & Deiters Group, one of Europe’s significant middle-market wheat processors, has continuously expanded and diversified its product portfolio in recent years. In order to establish core processes across the growing Group, its management will be overseen by a newly appointed Executive Board. 

In a transformational step, the family-run group will establish a new reporting structure, comprising Managing Director Gustav Deiters, Global Head of Finance (Dr Inge Hohrath), Global Head of Operations (Steffen von Glahn) and Global Head of Division Food (Phillipp Deiters). The move will also result in personnel changes at subsidiaries Loryma GmbH and Extruded Cereal Products B.V. (ECP), and sees the departure of previous Managing Directors Chris van der Mark and Henrik Hetzer.

Strengthening existing brands, building new segments


Within recent years, Crespel & Deiters Group has strengthened its existing brands C&D Corrugating & Paper with wheat starch-based adhesives, C&D Technical Applications with natural binders for technical applications, and Loryma, which produces wheat-based food ingredients. Moreover, the Group has built up two new segments while incorporating a further subsidiary: The Trigea and Crespeo divisions for feed and pet applications, and Extruded Cereal Products B.V., based in the Netherlands, which specialises in extrusion technology. As a result of this advancing globalisation, the Group has also expanded distribution offices in England and France, as well as a location in North America.


Through the establishment of the Executive Board, core subjects such as supply chain, marketing and product management, finance/controlling, as well as quality management topics can be handled across the Group.

Restructure: “The right and logical step”

As part of the restructure, ECP's CFO Chris van der Mark, who is to retire at the end of the year, will be replaced by Philipp Deiters and Steffen von Glahn. Together with Michael Kürten, they will form the new management trio of ECP B.V. – actively supported by the two authorised officers Bas Heeren (Head of Site Helmond) and Ruud Huvenaars (Head of Finance ECP).


Henrik Hetzer, Managing Director of Loryma since 2013, will leave the company on 31 December 2022 to pursue new opportunities. Gustav Deiters will be the new Managing Director of Loryma GmbH.


"Having a successful future in sight for our growing corporate group, the establishment of the Executive Board is the right and logical step,” remarked Gustav Deiters, Managing Director of Crespel & Deiters Group. “We would like to expressly thank Henrik Hetzer and Chris van der Mark for their successful commitment, loyalty and great contributions over the past years to further develop our internationally operating family business. We wish them all the best for their new stages in life."

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